Sessions calls on Congress to tighten rules for people seeking asylum


Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on Congress Thursday to tighten the rules for people seeking asylum through a system he said is filled with “rampant abuse and fraud.” In a speech at the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, Sessions said the nation’s policies allow too many asylum seekers …

Number of people seeking asylum in Canada at levels not seen since 2009

OTTAWA — The number of people seeking asylum in Canada is now the highest it’s been since 2009, driven in part by a surge in asylum seekers showing up at the Canada-U.S. border. New statistics released Tuesday by Immigration, Refugees and …Canada not ready for second-wave of asylum seekers, union head …

Sessions Calls for ‘Recommitment’ to Free Speech on Campus, Diving Into Debate

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington on Tuesday. Credit Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press. WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions dived into the debate over free speech on college …Jeff Sessions’s appallingly cynical defense of free speech

Sessions ends workplace protections for transgender people under civil rights act

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed a three-year-old Justice Department policy that protected transgender workers from discrimination under federal law. In a memo to his U.S. attorney offices and agency heads, Sessions said that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect transgender people from workplace …

Sessions calls for broad religious freedom protections

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the new directive to all federal agencies is a response to an executive order President Donald Trump signed in May. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo New legal guidance could affect health care, gay rights, political action by churches …

Reversing Obama policy, Sessions says job protections don’t cover transgender people

The civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in the workplace does not apply to transgender employees, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has decided, continuing a shift by the Justice Department against the more LGBTQ-friendly policies championed by the Obama administration.Sessions reversed a 2014 decision by a predecessor, Eric Holder, that Title …

Lawyers fight for asylum seekers in strife

Refugee lawyers have vowed to fight for 71 asylum seekers whose welfare payments have been cut off after they missed a deadline to lodge claims for Australia’s protection. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton gave roughly 7000 asylum seekers who arrived by boat a non-negotiable October 1 deadline to “lodge it or …

Refugee lawyers slam Dutton's asylum seeker deadline as 71 hit with welfare cuts

On Thursday Peter Dutton revealed 71 of up to 7500 asylum seekers had failed to meet the government’s deadline for their protection applications to be lodged. Part of the process requires asylum seekers to submit a Form 866 application for a protection visa – a document that is over 30 …