Merrick Garland overturns Trump-era decisions on asylum claims

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Attorney General Merrick Garland overturned a pair of decisions on asylum claims made during the Asset administration which restricts how people can claim asylum in the United States

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the inversions on Wednesday the setting of the United States immigration policy back to where it was before decisions made by Trump-era Justice officials, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.

According to Justice Ministry officials, the Attorney General has the power to seize individual immigration cases and issue a legally binding decision.

Rosen and Sessions have each used this power in separate cases to set a precedent claiming that mortal danger due to family ties and domestic violence did not meet asylum-seeking standards.

WHITE HOUSE STILL IN PUBLIC DISAGREEMENT WITH THE DECISIONS OF THE DOJ WHILE EMPHASIZING THEIR INDEPENDENCE

Deputy Attorney General Vanita Gupta wrote in a note Wednesday that the “decisions involve important questions about the meaning of our nation’s asylum laws, which reflect America’s commitment to providing refuge to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.”

“Congress has authorized the granting of asylum to those who, among others, can prove that they are fleeing persecution because of their membership of a ‘particular social group’,” the note continued.

The rulings mean that the DOJ and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will revert to previous immigration policies while the two agencies will engage in developing rules on the meaning of the term “particular social group” in the government. context of asylum claims.

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“Thank you for your prompt attention to these matters and for the continued work of the Division to ensure that all asylum claims – including those based on domestic violence, gang violence or family relationships – are scrutinized. in a fair, expeditious manner and in accordance with our nation’s principles. laws, ”the note concludes.

The DOJ did not immediately return Fox News’ request for further comment.

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