Attorney General Jeff Sessions got the news he was dreading.
The embattled Attorney General has gone weeks without any controversy.
But one piece of paper shows Jeff Sessions is in deep trouble.
Democrats are committed to waging total war against the Trump administration.
The left will do anything to fight the President, even if it means hurting the country.
An example of this “America Last” mentality from the left is the constant court battles over immigration policy.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the new changes to the asylum laws would cut down on the number of economic migrants flooding into America which had resulted in wages being driven down for native born citizens.
Sessions also reversed policies put into place by the Obama administration that allowed migrants to gain asylum based on a credible fear of gang violence or domestic abuse.
The Trump administration is moving back to the traditional standard of granting asylum based on membership of a group that could claim credible fear of persecution in their home country.
This enraged the pro-open borders American Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU is suing the Trump administration in Washington, D.C. by claiming the new asylum rules violate the 1980 Refugee Act.
In a statement, the ACLU wrote:
The plaintiffs filed suit in Washington, D.C., under a special process Congress set up to challenge illegal policies or procedures related to expedited removal and credible fear. Represented by the ACLU and the University of California’s Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, the plaintiffs claim the new rules in the credible fear system violate the Refugee Act of 1980, the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Administrative Procedures Act, the Due Process Clause, and the Constitution’s bedrock separation-of-powers principles.
When the Refugee Act of 1980 was passed, the Senate committee that approved the legislation observed that it reflects “one of the oldest themes in America’s history — welcoming homeless refugees to our shores.” Indeed, providing shelter, safety, and a new life to the victims of persecution has long been part of our national identity, even if not always an ideal we have lived up to.
Trump’s policies, which have been implemented by Attorney General Sessions, are having a positive effect.
TRAC Reports, Inc. – a nonprofit housed at Syracuse University – found that the percentage of cases where migrants won asylum based on credible fear claims were half the amount in the first six months of 2018 than they were in the last six months of 2017.
In their report they write:
These very recent data from the Immigration Court provide an early look at how the landscape for gaining asylum may be shifting under the current administration. Initially, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) determines whether in its view the person has a credible fear of persecution if returned to his or her home country. This review generally takes place within days of arrival at the border. If the DHS asylum officer decides after informally interviewing the individual that he or she has not met this credible fear standard, the asylum seeker may ask that this decision be reviewed by an immigration judge. Here again the review generally happens quickly and the asylum seeker must explain why they are seeking asylum. Despite the inordinate complexities in asylum law, as a rule no attorney is allowed to help individuals at their hearings. Yet an unfavorable decision at this stage ends the process. The judge’s decision cannot be further appealed, and deportation quickly follows.
The observed decline in pass rates parallels a growing drumbeat of pronouncements by Administration officials about “baseless and fraudulent asylum applications,” and an alleged seriously flawed system currently used to adjudicate these claims.
The ACLU is once again attempting to use a federal district court to set national immigration policy.
This process threatens Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda.
It’s an un-American attack on the Constitution and separation of powers.
It’s also an attack on a successful policy that has helped American workers and has restored sanity to the immigration process.
But liberals have only one guiding light in the Trump-era, and that is complete open borders.