Attorney General James Fights Trump Administration's Attempt To Bar Asylum-Seekers From U.S.

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:57

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 21 attorneys general, today fought back against a new Trump Administration rule that will bar tens of thousands of people from asylum if they did not apply in a third country while en route to the United States. In an amicus brief — filed in support of the plaintiffs in Al Otro Lada, et al. v. Wolf — Attorney General James and the coalition argue in support of asylum-seekers who have already been trapped at the border for months due to other unlawful policies of the Administration that Attorney General James and the coalition have also opposed. The coalition urges the court to uphold a preliminary injunction issued by a lower court that already ruled in favor of the asylum-seekers and asserts that the Trump Administration is harming communities across the country by imposing dangerous and arbitrary asylum requirements on people fleeing violence and persecution.

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