Jeff Sessions

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Why it’s harder to win asylum, even in New York


New York has long had one of the most favorable immigration courts in the nation for asylum-seekers, but the number of immigrants who are denied asylum has nearly doubled, as compared to four years ago.

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After an ugly campaign for immigrants, some midterm wins spark a glimmer of hope


US says nearly 2,000 families have been separated at the Mexico border

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Immigration judges say Sessions’ decision makes it harder for people facing ‘life and death’ to win asylum in US

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sessions rules that domestic and gang violence will no longer be valid reasons for asylum

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Will the US deny asylum to domestic violence survivors?


Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to try and limit who qualifies for asylum in the US.

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For this mother and daughter, separated a year ago at the southern border, Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy isn’t new


The Trump administration has recently implemented a policy of separating migrant children from their parents if they cross the southern border other than at a checkpoint. But they began testing a similar policy a year ago.

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It’s Trump versus California, but immigrants and employers already feel the fallout

Calls to hotlines to assist immigrants are skyrocketing, while employers brace themselves for more inspections.

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Is marijuana a secret weapon against the opioid epidemic?


Studies suggest that in states with medical marijuana programs, there are fewer opioid overdose-related deaths.

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Sen. Sessions spars with Kagan during first day of questioning

Conflict & Justice

In her first day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan had a nearly 20-minute back-and-forth debate with ranking Republican Senator Jeff Sessions. Todd Zwillich, who was in the Senate chamber recaps.