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Attorney General Bill Barr has reversed a 2018 decision allowing migrants to apply for asylum if their immediate family was the target in their home country

Bill Barr puts an end to the asylum guarantee for people whose families are the target of narco gangs because he rules that this is not the same as racial or religious persecution

  • Attorney General Bill Barr undoed a 2018 decision on Monday allowing immediate family members of those being prosecuted to apply for asylum
  • He said that being a member of a family does not allow anyone to claim that they are part of a certain & # 39; social group & # 39;
  • & # 39; The fact that a criminal group … is focused on a group of people does not only transform those people into a particular social group, & # 39; said Barr
  • He specifically mentioned the targets of drug cartels and gangs
  • The original decision was made when a man claimed that he was being prosecuted because his father was the target of a local cartel and applied for asylum in the US.
  • The turnaround comes when the Trump government continues to crackdown on the influx of migrants seeking asylum at the border
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Bill Barr closed a ruling from the 2018 immigration committee on Monday, which extended asylum acceptance capabilities to migrants whose immediate family members were being prosecuted in their home countries.

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The Attorney General's reversal tightens the Immigration and Nationality Act rules that grant asylum if a migrant can prove that he is or would be prosecuted in his home country due to race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion. & # 39;

It focuses specifically on distinguishing what a & # 39; social group & # 39; is – and argues that family relationships are not threatened like those in the same racial or religious group.

& # 39; The fact that a criminal group – such as a drug cartel, gang, or guerrilla force – focuses on a group of people does not, by itself, transform those people into a particular social group, & # 39; said Barr decision is reading.

Attorney General Bill Barr has reversed a 2018 decision allowing migrants to apply for asylum if their immediate family was the target in their home country

Attorney General Bill Barr has reversed a 2018 decision allowing migrants to apply for asylum if their immediate family was the target in their home country

& # 39; The fact that a criminal group - such as a drug cartel, gang, or guerrilla force - focuses on a group of people does not, by itself, transform those people into a particular social group, & # 39; Barr said in Monday's turn
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& # 39; The fact that a criminal group - such as a drug cartel, gang, or guerrilla force - focuses on a group of people does not, by itself, transform those people into a particular social group, & # 39; Barr said in Monday's turn

& # 39; The fact that a criminal group – such as a drug cartel, gang, or guerrilla force – focuses on a group of people does not, by itself, transform those people into a particular social group, & # 39; Barr said in Monday's turn

The Immigration and Nationality Act 2018 ruled in 2018 that migrants apply for cold asylum if their relatives were targeted by drug cartels or gangs

The Immigration and Nationality Act 2018 ruled in 2018 that migrants apply for cold asylum if their relatives were targeted by drug cartels or gangs

The Immigration and Nationality Act 2018 ruled in 2018 that migrants apply for cold asylum if their relatives were targeted by drug cartels or gangs

He claimed that those who are a & # 39; certain social group & # 39; are defined when they apply for asylum, a & # 39; common invariable feature & # 39; have to share, not just that they are family.

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In 2018, the board made the new rules, of which Barr says the & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; is decided.

The extension of the asylum application came after a migrant said he was being prosecuted in his home country because his father was the target of a local drug cartel. He argued that this qualified as & # 39; membership of a particular social group & # 39 ;.

& # 39; In accordance with these earlier decisions, I conclude that the alien family's family group will not form a specific social group unless it is shown to be socially distinctive in the eyes of its society, not just that of its alleged persecutor & # 39 , the lawyer generally mentioned in his decision.

& # 39; Because the record in this case does not support the finding that the immediate family of the respondent's father formed a particular social group, I have reversed the Council's conclusion, & # 39; he continued.

the first statement came after a migrant claimed that he was being prosecuted in his home country because his father was the target of a local drug cartel

the first statement came after a migrant claimed that he was being prosecuted in his home country because his father was the target of a local drug cartel

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the first statement came after a migrant claimed that he was being prosecuted in his home country because his father was the target of a local drug cartel

Barr said in the decision that being a member of a family is not part of a certain & # 39; social group & # 39;

Barr said in the decision that being a member of a family is not part of a certain & # 39; social group & # 39;

Barr said in the decision that being a member of a family is not part of a certain & # 39; social group & # 39;

The ruling is a continuation of tightened restrictions for immigrants and migrants seeking asylum on the southern border

The ruling is a continuation of tightened restrictions for immigrants and migrants seeking asylum on the southern border

The ruling is a continuation of tightened restrictions for immigrants and migrants seeking asylum on the southern border

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The decision is a continuation of the tightening of immigration and migration rules on the southern border since Trump took office.

Earlier this year, Barr also honored a 2005 Board of Immigration Appeals ruling that those detained while their asylum applications were filed could be released on bail if they could demonstrate that they feared persecution from the country they are fleeing. goods.

However, that effort stopped after a court judge had blocked the order when it ruled that it was unconstitutional to detain asylum seekers indefinitely.

Members of the house left for the summer break last week and will not return to Washington D.C. until September – leaving many of these asylum rules in the air.

In an attempt to continue the crackdown on the border, the Trump government issued a rule earlier in July that would prevent migrants from applying for asylum when passing through other countries before arriving at the southern US border.

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Many migrants applying for asylum in the US travel from El Salvador or Honduras, meaning they have to travel through Guatemala and Mexico – both countries where they could apply for asylum – before reaching the southern border

The rule has already been temporarily blocked by a federal district judge in San Francisco.

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