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Gang Violence: Asylum and Violence

gang violence: 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, according to The Chronicle Herald. The widely expected move overruled a Board of Immigration Appeals decision in 2016 that gave asylum status to a woman from El Salvador who fled her husband. Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-government actors will not qualify for asylum, Sessions wrote in 31-page decision. Sessions reopened the case for his review in March as the administration stepped up criticism of asylum practices. The other categories are for race, religion, nationality and political affiliation. Sessions took aim at one of five categories to qualify for asylum - persecution for membership in a social group - calling it inherently ambiguous. ( As reported in the news.