June 11, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on Attorney General Sessions’ Decision to Restrict Use of Asylum by Victims of Domestic Violence, Gang Violence

(Washington, D.C.) – Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to no longer grant asylum to victims fleeing domestic abuse and gang violence:

“This decision will put vulnerable asylum-seekers, including women and children, who are fleeing severe and often life-threatening violence directly in harm’s way. Slamming the door on innocent victims seeking safety goes against everything our country stands for and any Republican who doesn’t loudly condemn this disgusting policy will lack credibility if they ever again try to claim they stand for families, women, or children.

“Clearly, Attorney General Sessions and the Trump administration will stop at nothing to demonize immigrants and terrorize those who come to our borders seeking refuge.”