Tag: asylum

Assange

Report: Ecuador to Withdraw Asylum from Julian Assange

The Intercept reports that Ecuador will soon withdraw asylum from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been claiming refuge in the country’s London embassy since 2012, citing fears that he will be extradited to the U.S. should he leave. Assange has held Ecuadorian citizenship since December 2017.

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AG Sessions Reforms Asylum Rules to Exclude Gang-Violence, Abuse Claims

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed border officers to reject migrants’ asylum requests at the initial “credible fear” stage whenever migrants claim to fear non-political gang crime or spousal abuse, according to a CNN report. The asylum reform comes as tens of thousands

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Report: AG Sessions Is Rewriting Asylum Regulations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is drafting a regulation that will narrow the asylum rules and likely deter many migrants from seeking asylum in the United States, according to Vox.com. 

Asylum

Progressives Enraged by AG Sessions’ Reform of Asylum Law

Pro-migration advocates turned their outrage meter up to max after Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed President Barack Obama’s rules allowing Central Americans to get asylum if they say they are threatened by domestic violence or by gang violence.

Jeff Sessions

AG Jeff Sessions Resets Obama’s Asylum Expansion

Attorney General Jeff Sessions exercised his authority Monday as the ultimate reviewer of the immigration court system to overrule a series of Obama era decisions that were allowing the radical expansion of the American asylum system.

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Senior German Official: Conditions for Asylum Bribes Scandal Widespread

The scandal involving alleged bribes for asylum decisions at the Bremen branch of the German federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF) may be even more widespread as a senior member of the agency has claimed the conditions in Bremen were not an isolated case.

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Asylum Loopholes Deliver 400,000 Migrants to U.S. Employers

Congress’ border loopholes for asylum seekers have delivered more than 400,000 migrants into Americans’ workplaces, reducing free-market pressure on employers and investors to raise wages for blue-collar Americans.

RFA Discussion - Guo Wengui a Chinese billionaire businessman turned political activist

China Admits to ‘Coercive Measures’ to Extract Confession from Associates of Dissident Billionaire

Chinese police held a press conference on Monday in which they claimed twin brothers Chen Zhiyu and Chen Zhiheng forged documents at the behest of dissident billionaire Guo Wengui and leaked them to the Washington Free Beacon, leading to the publication of two stories embarrassing to the Chinese government. Chinese authorities admitted to using “coercive measures against the Chen brothers,” as the state-run Xinhua news service puts it, to obtain elaborate forced confessions.