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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 10:44 PM

 

Trump's 'Death to Asylum' Overhaul Is Halted by U.S. Judge

Source: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- The Trump administration’s final attempt to restrict U.S. asylum laws aimed at immigrants fleeing from oppression -- coined “death to asylum” by its opponents -- was blocked by a federal judge before it was to go into effect Monday.

U.S. District Judge James Donato in San Francisco on Friday agreed with immigrant-rights lawyers that acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf lacked the authority to promulgate the rule, which would make it difficult if not impossible to qualify for asylum. It will be up to the incoming Biden administration to decide whether to appeal Donato’s preliminary injunction.

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The final rule, officially called Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal; Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear Review, was published Dec. 11 and was a last-ditch attempt in the administration’s four-year effort to curb refugees from Central America seeking asylum in the U.S. Immigrant-rights groups sued to prevent it from being implemented because, they said, it would “gut the asylum system.”

The rule, for example, would deny asylum to an applicant who has already proven eligible if, absent extraordinary circumstance, she failed to file a tax return, spent more than 14 days in any one country while en route to the U.S., or was unlawfully in the U.S. for more than a year cumulatively, according to the Dec. 21 complaint by Pangea Legal Services and other groups.

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Response to AmyStrange (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 10:47 PM

1. This day just keeps getting better

It’s like rump’s entire evil agenda is melting away.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 06:08 AM

3. From your lips to God's ears...

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Response to AmyStrange (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:34 PM

2. Great news! nt

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