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Judge Blocks Trump Asylum Rule Barring Domestic and Gang Violence Survivors

HeadlineDec 20, 2018

A federal judge has struck down Trump administration policies designed to prevent people fleeing gang and domestic violence from seeking asylum in the U.S. The Wednesday ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, representing 12 adults and minors who were denied asylum under the new government rules. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan, who called the Trump administration policies “arbitrary, capricious and in violation of the immigration laws,” ordered any deported plaintiffs in the case be returned to the U.S.

Earlier this week, Judge Sullivan delayed sentencing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn and told him in his courtroom, “You sold your country out.”

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