Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new federal immigration guidelines Monday; cracking down on the level of asylum seekers hoping to enter the United States as a result of “domestic abuse” and “gang violence.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Sessions outlined his decision this week; claiming “private crimes” such as family disputes are not “eligible” for asylum under pre-existing guidelines surrounding immigration.
“Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum,” Sessions wrote. “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot itself establish an asylum claim.”
“Asylum was never meant to alleviate all problems — even all serious problems — that people face every day all over the world,” he added.
Read the full story at the LA Times.
BORDER CHAOS: National Guard Helps Border Patrol ARREST 1,600 More Migrants
Federal authorities and Border Patrol Agents have arrested an additional 1,600 illegal immigrants attempting to enter the United States since President Trump deployed the National Guard to the region just weeks ago.
According to new statistics released by the CBP and Pentagon officials, the troops were able to assist federal authorities in cracking down on illegal border crossings into the US; freeing up agents to focus on human and drug trafficking into the country.
“Those folks are giving us the additional situational awareness in the radio rooms … which are allowing the Border Patrol agents sitting in those areas to go into the field,” said one official.
“As a reminder, these guardsmen are not carrying out law enforcement duties,” he added.
President Trump made national headlines last month when he announced his decision to deploy the National Guard to the US-Mexico border; vowing to crackdown on illegal immigration until his signature border wall is permanently funded.
BORDER CHAOS: Trailer Crammed with 90 IMMIGRANTS Discovered in Texas
A packed trailer carrying at least 90 illegal immigrants was found in Texas this week, raising serious questions over how the vehicle crossed the border without alerting federal authorities.
According to the New York Daily News, the trailer was found late Tuesday night on a local highway near the US-Mexico border, with police stopping the vehicle in the town of Raymondville at approximately 10pm.
Authorities found at least 90 people crammed into the tiny space and rushed multiple individuals to a nearby hospital as 86 passengers were treated for dehydration and heat exhaustion.
Willacy County EMS Frank Torres confirm over 50 undocumented immigrants found inside of a tractor trailer on Northbound Highway 77 near Raymondville. No report of injuries at the moment. @kgbt pic.twitter.com/wrDoLqtf5m
— Stephen Sealey Jr. (@StephenjSealey) May 23, 2018
President Trump slammed the border chaos earlier this year, announcing his decision to deploy the US National Guard to the region to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs into the United States.