Attorney General Jeff Sessions today is announcing a decision to limit asylum claims in order to stop people from claiming asylum simply because they don’t like the country they’re in.
From a speech in Virginia before immigration judges.
Under the INA, asylum is available for those who leave their home country because of persecution or fear on account of race, religion, nationality or membership in a particular social group or political opinion . . . Asylum was never meant to alleviate all problems, even all serious problems that people face every day all over the world . . . So today, I’m exercising the responsibility given to me under the INA, and I will be issuing a decision that restores strong principles of asylum and longstanding principles of immigration law.
Trump may be furious at Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian investigation and allowing the appointment of a special counsel, but Sessions is also completely devoted to Trump’s agenda.
H/T Washington Examiner.