REPORT: ACLU Sues as Sessions Wins ‘Dramatic’ Drop in Migrant Asylum

BY ANNETA GRIFFEE / AUGUST 8, 2018 /

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The ACLU is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions as his asylum reforms are causing a “dramatic” drop in the number of economic migrants who pass the initial credible-fear test needed to win asylum and get jobs in the United States.

“Starting in January 2018, court findings of credible fear began to plummet,” says a report by TRAC Reports, Inc., a non-profit based at Syracuse University which collects asylum and immigration-related data. The “dramatic change” is shown in the data, says TRAC:

By June 2018, only 14.7 percent of the CFR [credible fear] Immigration Court decisions found the asylum seeker had a “credible fear.” This was just half the [30 percent] level that had prevailed during the last six months of 2017 …

Unless the asylum seeker who is otherwise subject to expedited remova passes the [courtroom] CFR review, he or she is not allowed even to apply for asylum. This applies to most parents arriving with children at the southwest border. As a consequence, individuals who don’t pass these reviews are usually quickly deported back to their home countries.

The article goes on to state the following:

The latest results include the impact of reforms set in 2017 by Sessions, who is gradually reversing the catch-and-release policies put in place by former President Barack Obama.

The next set of monthly data is expected to show a further large drop because of the additional asylum reforms announced by Sessions in June and July 2018. The drop may return asylum levels to the 10 percent mark set in 2013.

In response, the ACLU has filed its lawsuit against Sessions’ June reforms on August 7, in the left-leaning federal U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. The ACLU asked the federal courts to assume control over the Justice Department’s immigration courtrooms, saying:

The government has now directed asylum officers to fully implement those new, illegal rules to credible fear screenings — leading to unjustified deportations of vulnerable refugees like Grace. And the guidance to asylum officers goes even further, directing them to ignore any court rulings that are inconsistent with Sessions’ new decision. That direction conflicts with the Constitution’s separation of powers principles because, as the Supreme Court explained 200 years ago, it is the courts, not executive branch officials that must ultimately decide “what the law is.”

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4 Comments

  1. Charlie August 8th, 2018 at 9:41 am

    The ACLU will not have to search far to find a politically sympathetic judge that is more than willing to undermine the lawful authority granted by Congress for the Executive branch of government to police our borders and administrate our immigration laws. Unless the judiciary can be reformed by impeachment of judges that subvert the law and replace it with their own political agenda, or by their timely replacement by judges appointed to defend the Constitution as law, we will be forced to adjudicate every executive branch action to the SCOTUS. Of course those who despise our nation and our President are placing almost all their hope on his removal from office. It is my prayer and of many that still believe in the one true God that their efforts to destroy our nation and our President will not prevail.

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  2. Steve August 8th, 2018 at 9:49 am

    The ACLU is anti American.They have never done anything to benefit the American people just atheists,illegals and any crackpot minority in existence

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  3. ZS August 8th, 2018 at 10:32 am

    If they want a fight Sessions give them one. You must be doing something right if they are pissed off. The aclu has been a joke for a long time. Not even doing their job that was established in the beginning . Time to clean house at the wacky aclu.

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  4. Brenda August 8th, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Surprised? I’m not,not at all nothing makes any sense. These crazyass people and people in our government don’t give a crap for the American people. They want our borders wide open for everyone.Money it’s all about 💰 and power.

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