Jeff Sessions, Meet the Asylum Seekers Who Risk Their Lives to Stand Up for Democracy

Last week, the Attorney General Jefferson Sessions said:"We have a generous asylum policy that is meant to protect those who, through no fault of their own, cannot co-exist in their home country no matter where they go because of persecution based on fundamental things like their religion or nationality. Unfortunately, this system is currently subject to rampant abuse and fraud."He is right that the purpose of asylum laws is to protect people who can no longer live in the home of their birth. But unfortunately for desperate people, he got much more wrong. I have been providing pro bono legal assistance to asylum seekers to this country for more than 25 years. Who are they?  Continue reading...

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