Attorney General Clenches Hard on Immigrants Fleeing Gang Violence in Central America

Attorney General Clenches Hard on Immigrants Fleeing Gang Violence in Central America

Central America has, for several years now, been the source of a great surge of migrants seeking political asylum or related immigration benefits in the United States. On June 11, 2018, Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions issued a potentially deep-cutting legally-binding decision on policy that may greatly affect the ability of potential asylees to succeed in seeking a place in this country. Asylum and related immigration-seekers have been fleeing extreme gang violence in levels that have prompted the U.S. government to build large-scale immigration detention facilities, and have given rise to the Attorney General's recent statement indicating he will separate children from parents crossing the border.

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