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ACLU Challenges Trump Administration’s New Asylum Rules

The American Civil Liberties Union, coming fresh off a victory over the Trump administration’s family separation policy, is once again filing a lawsuit against the government for deliberately preventing thousands of immigrants from seeking asylum. The complaint, filed on behalf … Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions’ Illegal Attacks on Asylum Seekers

The Trump administration is illegally eviscerating asylum protections for domestic violence survivors and other refugees at the border. We’re suing. Grace,* an indigenous woman from a small village in Guatemala, came to the United States seeking protection from beatings, sexual … Continue reading

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At US Ports of Entry, the Government Is Denying Asylum to Those Seeking Refuge

The government's strategy is to inflict enough agony and misery on these already-terrorized families to deter them from seeking asylum. Good things don’t always come to those who wait.  This is the harsh reality of asylum seekers who have recently … Continue reading

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What Denying Asylum On Grounds Of Domestic Violence Means For Survivors

In the Matter of A-B- the government disqualified domestic violence claims as a basis of asylum except on narrow grounds. Those grounds will be near impossible for most asylum applicants to prove. The opinion demands that "An applicant seeking to… … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Ends Trump Administration Practice of Arbitrarily Detaining Asylum Seekers

A federal judge in the District of Columbia has effectively ended the Trump administration’s practice of detaining asylum seekers indefinitely and denying them parole, citing that this goes against government policy. The ruling was the result of a challenge brought … Continue reading

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