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US ends strict Trump-era asylum rules for violence victims

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans.
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U.S. Ends Strict Trump-Era Asylum Rules For Violence Victims

U.S. Ends Strict Trump-Era Asylum Rules For Violence Victims

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

President Donald Trump made it harder for immigrants to access asylum.
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Biden administration reverses Trump-era asylum policies

Biden administration reverses Trump-era asylum policies

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The Biden administration is reversing a series of Trump-era immigration rulings that narrowed asylum standards by denying protection to victims of domestic violence and those who said they were threatened by gangs in their home country.
Attorney General Merrick Garland issued orders on Wednesday repealing a pair of decisions that Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued in 2018 and another that acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen released in January. The actions reinstate previous legal standards as the new administration carries out a public rulemaking process to seek input from the public on...
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US ends strict Trump-era asylum rules for violence victims

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

The U.S. government has put an end to two Trump administration policies that made it harder for Central American immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that immigration judges should no longer follow the Trump-era rules that made it difficult for immigrants who faced domestic or gang violence to win asylum in the United States.
He said he was making the changes after President Joe Biden ordered his office and the Department of Homeland Security to draft rules addressing complex issues in immigration law about groups of people who...
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