US Ends Strict Trump-Era Asylum Rules for Violence Victims

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The U. S. government has ended to trump era policies that made it harder for immigrants to qualify for asylum there's a new policy for judges announced by Attorney General Merrick garland saying they should drop previous rules that made it tougher for immigrants facing domestic or gang violence to be granted asylum in the United States an immigration attorney in Washington DC said that he recently represented a family from El Salvador the husband was killed and gang members started coming after his children but still the immigration judge denied that claim under the trump rules the lawyer says even with the changes it will still be hard to win asylum cases a key architect of some of trump's immigration policies Jean Hamilton says he thinks the bite in announcement will lead to more asylum claims being based on crime and he says that's not a reason for the humanitarian protection Jackie Quinn Washington

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