New York Attorney General James Joins Coalition To Challenge Trump’s Attack On Asylum Seekers

New York Attorney General James Joins Coalition To Challenge Trump’s Attack On Asylum Seekers

21 Attorneys General Argue Changes to Asylum Standards Violate Federal Law and Judicial Precedent

NEW YORK (STL.News) – New York Attorney General Letitia James Friday joined a group of 21 State Attorneys General to challenge the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to asylum standards.  If implemented, these changes would allow the President to arbitrarily deny asylum claims to immigrants seeking haven from domestic or gang violence.  In an amicus brief filed in Grace v. Barr before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Attorneys General argue that these stringent revisions — which would effectively bar asylum claims based on domestic or gang-related violence — go against longstanding federal law and judicial precedent, undermining the rule of law itself.

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