Attorney General James Fights Trump Admin's Efforts To Undermine Asylum Protections

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 03/06/2020 - 17:05

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 19 attorneys general from around the nation, today challenged the Trump Administration’s efforts to potentially undermine asylum protections for thousands of immigrants. In an amicus brief supporting the plaintiffs in U.T. v. BarrAttorney General James and the coalition push back against an interim final rule in which the Trump Administration is effectively ignoring asylum claims by sending people — many of whom are fleeing violence and persecution — to third countries that have signed asylum cooperative agreements with the federal government. Not only does the rule harm asylum-seekers, but it deprives states of the valuable economic contributions made by immigrants — including asylees and asylum-seekers — who join workforces across the country, start entrepreneurial ventures, and pay millions of dollars in taxes each year.

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