Federal court strikes down Trumpian asylum policy; orders US to return to the United States the plaintiffs who were unlawfully deported; read the opinion

Judge Emmet Sullivan, on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday struck down most of the policies former Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued that made it almost impossible for victims of domestic and gang violence to seek asylum. The court said the policies, which created a stricter test to satisfy the “credible fear” standard for the asylum claims, were unlawful. Judge Sullivan also ordered the government to return to the United States the plaintiffs who were unlawfully deported under the policy. Here’s the opinion.

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