US rejects asylum case in landmark ruling

US rejects asylum case in landmark ruling
 

The US attorney general has rejected an asylum bid from an El Salvador woman who was beaten and raped by her ex-husband, in a landmark ruling.
Jeff Sessions said being a victim of domestic abuse or gang violence does not necessarily qualify for US asylum.
America's top law official said the "asylum statute is not a general hardship statute" and that immigrants were exploiting the system.
Activists say the move will affect tens of thousands of asylum applications.
"Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental... read more

 
11 June 2018 in World News, Views: 46
Source: BBC
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