The Trump administration published a proposed rule on Wednesday that would deny asylum to those convicted of serious offenses such as domestic battery as well as lesser offenses such as reentering the U.S. illegally. DHS stated that the goal is to “devote more resources to the adjudication of asylum cases filed by noncriminal aliens.” Current law already disqualifies major criminal offenders from asylum, but the proposed rule would add many additional mandatory bars.  

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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