Sessions’ “zero-tolerance” on asylum: One woman’s story

Sessions’ “zero-tolerance” on asylum: One woman’s story

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced domestic violence is no longer grounds for migrants to gain asylum earlier this month as a part of his zero-tolerance immigration policy.

One woman, who fled her home country with her son to escape that very situation, is in the process of seeking asylum with the help of a group of law students at The University of Arizona, but Sessions’ decision has dramatically reduced her chance of being recognized as a “refugee” and gaining legal protection in the US for herself and her child.

Sessions’ “zero-tolerance” on asylum: One woman’s story

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced domestic violence is no longer grounds for migrants to gain asylum earlier this month as a part of his zero-tolerance immigration policy.

One woman, who fled her home country with her son to escape that very situation, is in the process of seeking asylum with the help of a group of law students at The University of Arizona, but Sessions’ decision has dramatically reduced her chance of being recognized as a “refugee” and gaining legal protection in the US for herself and her child.

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