We need a long-term, evidence-based programme to get a proper grip on gang violence
In general, asylum-seekers must demonstrate that they face persecution in their home countries due to "race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion." Before Sessions' decision, that generally included victims of gang violence
or domestic abuse.
The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes - such as domestic violence or gang violence
- or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crimes, cannot itself establish an asylum claim.' Moreover, the failure of local police to respond to a report of an individual crime victim, 'does not necessarily mean that the government is unwilling or unable to control crime, any more than it would in the United States.'
officials do not say how many asylum claims are for domestic or gang violence
, but advocates for asylum seekers said there could be tens of thousands of such cases in the immigration court backlog alone.
"Can't change that they are based on gang violence
," Kitson said.
Since 2014, when Central Americans started surging into the United States, people seeking asylum from gang violence
have only rarely succeeded.
13 (Petra)-- Police in southern Sweden said on Thursday evening that several people have been injured in a small town known for past gang violence
and that the incident was not being investigated as terrorism.
Lyon-based "Euronews" TV quoted police as saying two attackers left a vehicle and started shooting at a group of youths nearby, indicating the shooting had the hallmark of gang violence
. Such shootings are relatively rare in France, except for the city of Marseille where there is a high level of drug-related gang violence
with about 20 gun murders annually.
THE bodies of four men have been were discovered in a park in a New York neighbourhood that has for years struggled with gang violence
Steven Gray, 23, of no fixed abode, was hit with a string of conditions ranging from entering parts of Linacre and Litherland and owning more than one mobile phone in a bid to stop him from being involved in gang violence
and drug dealing.
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