Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have turned to the U.S. for protection.
In our news wrap Monday, the Trump administration announced it would no longer grant asylum to thousands of victims of crimes like domestic violence or gang violence. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that the policy had been applied too broadly.
By Associated Press
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Philadelphia in its lawsuit against the federal government for withholding grant funding in response to how the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally.
By Jonathan Lemire, Eric Tucker, Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
The effort to persuade President Trump not to fire Jeff Sessions is one of the few effective Republican attempts to install guardrails around a president who delights in defying advice and breaking the rules.
By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
Rudy Giuliani says he has repeatedly counseled President Donald Trump against firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions despite the president's ongoing anger over Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe.
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump, still nursing resentment against Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, says he wishes he'd picked a different leader of the Justice Department.
You might have seen the recent headlines about what’s happening to migrant children who cross the U.S. border without legal documents. Amna Nawaz explains what we really know about minors who have been separated from their parents, or who arrive…
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
A "zero-tolerance" policy toward people who enter the United States illegally may cause families to be separated while parents are prosecuted, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
President Donald Trump bypassed the involvement of the Justice Department and its pardon attorney in issuing both pardons. But Sessions said at a hearing Wednesday that the president had the constitutional authority to issue pardons without the Justice Department's involvement.
According to U.S. immigration courts, foreign victims of domestic and sexual violence are entitled to seek asylum in the United States, but the Trump administration could make it more difficult. Amna Nawaz talks with Julia Preston of the Marshall Project…
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