Immigrant Rights Advocate Denounces Sessions’ Change To Asylum Policy
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Credit: Associated Press
Nicole Ramos, immigration attorney, Al Otro Lado
An immigrant attorney in Tijuana says she expects immigrant rights groups to challenge the Attorney General's recent policy change that keeps victims of gang and domestic violence from seeking asylum.
Nicole Ramos with Al Otro Lado, a nonprofit that provides legal services to asylum seekers and deportees in Tijuana, says the shift will dramatically impact those who are detained and whose asylum cases are pending.
Still, she doesn’t believe the new policy will deter people from seeking asylum in the United States.
“When you’re feeling situations which are so desperate or so violent and your only choice is to stay and be killed or try to find a safer place. The people we work with despite all of the hardships they encounter have incredible resiliency, incredible hope, so they’re going to push forward and push back at the system," Ramos said.
Ramos weighs in on the attorney general's ruling Wednesday on Midday Edition.
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