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Md AG Joins Coalition Challenging Attempts to Gut Protections for Asylum Seekers Fleeing Persecution

August 3rd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a group of 21 attorneys general to challenge the Trump administration’s proposed changes to asylum standards.  If implemented, these changes would allow the Executive Branch to arbitrarily deny asylum claims to immigrants seeking haven from domestic or gang violence.

In an amicus brief filed in Grace v. Barr before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the attorneys general argue that these stringent revisions—which would effectively bar asylum claims based on domestic or gang-related violence—go against longstanding federal law and judicial precedent, undermining the rule of law itself.

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