Biden DOJ Overturns Trump-Era Limits on Asylum Claims

'These decisions ... reflect America's commitment to providing refuge to some of the world's most vulnerable people...'

Attorney General Merrick Garland overturned two migrant asylum limits previously introduced by former president Donald Trump’s administration.

The first policy, Matter of A-B, was implemented by former attorney general Jeff Sessions in 2018. It mandated that migrants fleeing to the U.S. due to domestic abuse or economic uncertainty must display proof that their home country left them with “complete helplessness.”

The second policy, Matter of L-E-A, was implemented by former attorney general William Barr in 2019. It limited the circumstances in which asylum-seekers could claim they faced persecution based on their family association.

“These decisions involve important questions about the meaning of our Nation’s asylum laws, which reflect America’s commitment to providing refuge to some of the world’s most vulnerable people,” Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta wrote in a memo announcing the policy changes to immigration judges.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The Biden administration already has overturned several of Trump’s immigration policies, including the successful “Remain in Mexico” policy, which immigration experts believe helped trigger the ongoing border crisis.

However, Biden has denied that his lax policies have contributed to the migration surge, claiming the looser policies are necessary.

“President Biden’s strategy is centered on the basic premise that our country is safer, stronger, and more prosperous with a fair, safe and orderly immigration system that welcomes immigrants, keeps families together, and allows people—both newly arrived immigrants and people who have lived here for generations—to more fully contribute to our country,” the White House said in a statement.

Last week, Biden announced he will ease asylum restrictions and admit up to 7,750 refugees into the U.S. each month, even though migrants are overwhelming border facilities.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Immigration officials apprehended more than 178,622 illegal immigrants at the southern border, and migrant housing facilities are still so full that the administration has had to house immigrants in nearby hotels.

- Advertisement -


NYT: John Durham Seeks Indictment of Clinton Campaign Lawyer

(Techno Fog) Breaking report from the New York Times (Savage and Goldman, et al.): Special Counsel John Durham “will ask a grand jury to indict”...

Group Sues Austin for Ignoring Referendum Outcome, Doing NOTHING About Homeless

(Bethany Blankley, The Center Square) Save Austin Now and four businesses are suing the city of Austin, claiming it is not fully implementing Proposition B,...

74% of Scholars Punished in Campus Campaigns to Stifle Speech

(TheFire.org) A new report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education shows an alarming 74% success rate for campaigns targeting collegiate scholars for their constitutionally...

Biden’s Call for Vaccine Mandates Hits NFL Fans

(Casey Harper, The Center Square) President Joe Biden invited business leaders to the White House Wednesday to pitch them on vaccine requirements after his announcement...

Portland Backs Off Texas Boycott; Allocates $200K to Fund Abortions Instead

(Headline USA) The City Council in Portland, Oregon, abandoned a plan to boycott Texas businesses because of a new law that prohibits most abortions...

Dems Put Amnesty for 8M Illegals in Budget Bill, Draining Social Security, Medicare

Congressional Democrats plan to grant amnesty to 8 million illegal aliens in a budget reconciliation bill, which would cost the underfunded Social Security and...

Treasury Dept Seeks to Track Transactions of Bank Accounts Over $600

(Peter Jacobsen, Foundation for Economic Education) In May, the Treasury Department released the Biden administration’s revenue proposals for fiscal year 2022. One aspect of this document...

Republican Gov. Wants Statewide Mask Mandate; Legislature Won’t Let Him

(J.D. Davidson, The Center Square) Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he wants to impose a new mask mandate but feared a fight with the General...

Genealogist Says Biden’s Ancestors Owned Slaves

Genealogist Alexander Bannerman said he found evidence that two of President Joe Biden’s ancestors owned slaves during the 19th century. While he was conducting research...
- Advertisement -