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US Attorney General declares tough new limits on asylum

AFP  |  Washington 

US declared tough limits on asylum claims today in an effort to push back against a flood of illegal immigrant families from

Sessions declared that claims of domestic violence, or violence from criminal gangs that flourish across much of the region, do not meet the threshold for an asylum request at the US border.

"An alien may suffer threats and violence in a foreign country for any number of reasons relating to her social, economic, family, or other personal circumstances. Yet the asylum statute does not provide redress for all misfortune," Sessions said.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 02:05 IST