Asylum ruling shows Sessions’s true colors; and they’re very dark

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June 12, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2020, speaks during a news conference on Monday, June 22, 2020, at Mobile's Government Plaza.

On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed a ruling that allowed women suffering physical abuse to seek asylum in the United States.

We will not be their safe haven, he said.

The attorney general took it upon himself to make the decision, reversing a federal law enacted by the Justice Department’s Board of Immigration Appeals in 2014. Sessions justified his decision by saying personal abuse situations do not classify themselves as that of political oppression, his litmus test.

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