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U.S. reopens asylum access for victims of domestic violence, gang violence

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By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. attorney general on Wednesday rescinded a Trump-era decision that made it harder for victims of domestic violence and gang violence to win asylum, the latest move by U.S. President Joe Biden to create what he says is a more humane immigration system. Attorney General Merrick Garland, in a three-page legal opinion, wrote that the broad language in the decision put in place during the administration of former President Donald Trump “threatens to create confusion and discourage careful case-by-case adjudication of asylum claims.” Biden, a Democrat, has…

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