Jeff Sessions just announced a massive shift in asylum protections for victims of gang and domestic violence

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced broad new restrictions on who can qualify asylum in the United States that effectively blocks most victims of gang or domestic violence. 
  • “Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,” Sessions said in his ruling.
  • Sessions has claimed asylum seekers are “gaming” the US immigration system, and this move is seemingly designed to prevent that.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced broad new restrictions on who can obtain asylum in the United States that effectively blocks most victims of gang or domestic violence from qualifying. 

The attorney general’s decision could impact thousands of asylum seekers and has sweeping implications for US immigration courts. 

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