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Jeff Sessions Is Hijacking Immigration Law

Posted On: Jun 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Slate

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a group of immigration judges that while they are responsible for “ensurthat our immigration system operates in a manner that is consistent with the laws,” Congress alone is responsible for rewriting those laws. Sessions then announced that he would be issuing a unilateral decision regarding asylum cases later in the day, a decision he told the judges would “provide more clarity” and help them “rule consistently and fairly.” The decision in Matter of A-B- , which came down shortly after his remarks, reverses asylum protections for victims of domestic violence and other persecution.

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