U.S. won't give asylum to victims of gangs, domestic abuse

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce a major decision that could impact thousands of asylum seekers from Central America

Sessions' ruling on Monday was seen by immigration experts as a way to narrow how immigration judges interpret the law, and particularly discourage Central American women who have come to the U.S. by the tens of thousands in recent years seeking asylum. He said it will help reduce the growing backlog of 700,000 court cases, more than triple the number in 2009.

Sessions' decision drew immediate rebukes from dozens of immigration rights advocate groups and lawyers.

"The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes - such as domestic violence or gang violence - or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, can not itself establish an asylum claim".

Monday's decision marks Sessions' latest effort to greatly restrict immigration. The policy would affect tens of thousands of migrants fleeing violence in Central America and seeking to claim asylum in the US. The American Bar Assn. warned that ending the asylum eligibility for victims of domestic violence "would further victimize those most in need of protection".

"For reasons understood only by himself, the Attorney-General today erased an important legal development that was universally agreed to be correct", they wrote. "Turning our backs on victims of violence and deporting them to grave danger should not be the legacy sought by any administration". "The Trump immigration approach is increasingly defined by immorality and depravity".

Illegal border crossers routinely claim they entered the United States to escape persecution, after which they are released with a promise to show up at a scheduled court hearing on their asylum claims, Sessions explained. Such criminal prosecutions mean separating parents from their children.

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Mr Sessions said the woman obtained restraining orders against her husband and had him arrested at least once. The woman said her ex-husband had raped her, and his brother, a police officer, had also threatened her.

Domestic violence is a "particularly hard crime to prevent and prosecute, even in the United States", Sessions wrote, but its prevalence in El Salvador doesn't mean that its government was unwilling or unable to protect victims any less so than the United States.

A Charlotte, North Carolina-based immigration judge denied the woman asylum.

Sessions says this action is necessary to maintain "the rule of law", which is a pretty clear indication that his idea of "the law" includes neither justice nor mercy.

The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries.

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