Court blocks Trump’s sad assault on LGBT+ asylum seekers as administration’s death rattle rings out

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01/13/2021

A court has shot down Donald Trump‘s sweeping new immigration rules that would make it significantly harder for LGBT+ people to claim asylum. The Department of Homeland Security had issued drastically revised guidance for asylum procedures in December, laying out a controversial procedure for turning away people seeking asylum without a fair hearing. Human rights campaigners warned the proposed changes would “eviscerate” the asylum process, and “radically change long-established definitions and standards under US asylum law, in violation of international law binding on the United States”.

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