Trump admin drops asylum protections for domestic violence victims

JUST IN: Jeff Sessions announces that victims of domestic violence and gang violence will no longer qualify for immigrant asylum.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday afternoon that domestic violence and gang violence will no longer serve as sufficient reasons to automatically grant an immigrant asylum.

Why it matters: The decision comes as the U.S. faces a significant uptick in asylum claims, and the Trump administration continues to do all it can to cut back on border crossings and immigration numbers. https://goo.gl/eXk2a3

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