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Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday said that immigration judges can now consider the mental health status of an illegal immigrant convicted of an aggravated felony when considering their asylum claim or whether to withhold their deportation — overruling a prior decision by a top immigration appeals board.

The Immigration and Nationality Act makes illegal immigrants ineligible for both asylum and withholding of removal — where illegal immigrants are not returned because they have a fear of persecution if returned to their country of origin — if they have been convicted of a “particularly serious crime” that constitutes a danger to the community.

The article goes on to state the following:

The DOJ’s Executive Office for Immigration Review’s Board of Immigration Appeals had previously ruled in 2014 (in a case known as “Matter of G-G-S”) that, when judging that seriousness of the crime, “a person’s mental health is not a factor to be considered in a particularly serious crime analysis” given that judges are not to go beyond the decisions of the criminal judge, and that mental condition does not relate to the conviction and the facts that make them a danger to the community.


The report notes that the Justice Department and Homeland Security are moving forward with a final rule to simply the asylum process by moving adjudication from immigration judges to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers. Republicans have blasted the new policy, warning that it will make more people eligible for asylum who would otherwise be ineligible.

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin shared a copy of Garland’s order, and wrote:

NEW: AG Merrick Garland rules that when considering asylum claims, immigration judges can now take into account the mental health of asylum seekers who have been convicted of “particularly serious crimes” when determining whether or not they pose a danger to the US.

Under U.S. law, illegal immigrants who have been convicted of aggravated felonies or “particularly serious crimes”, and are found to be a danger to the US are barred from receiving US asylum. Under previous ruling, mental health was not to be considered. Garland just overruled.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) responded, “Asylum seekers WITH KNOWN CRIMINAL RECORDS – now ruled eligible under mental health?? This is beyond absurd. The details of the ruling are disturbing – but it’s obvious the Biden administration literally doesn’t care about Americans or enforcing the law.”

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton also voiced his outrage over the announcement, tweeting, “n a further assault on the public safety and the rule of law on behalf of foreign nationals, Biden admin makes it easier for dangerous alien criminals to claim asylum in United States.”

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19 COMMENTS

  1. These idiots think they can just make up the rules as they go along. The laws by Congress are the to be followed not the whims of a rogue DOJ.

  2. Are you going to take into consideration the mental capacity of the American citizen who kills the guy for committing a crime and harming his family?

  3. TIME TO TAKE BACK THE COUNTRY, THIS POS GARLAND IS COMMITTING TREASON AGAINST THE CITIZENS OF AMERICA.
    HE IS ABSOLUTELY BLOODY WORTHLESS, I CANT BELIEVE HOW THIS BRAIN DEAD IDIOT PULLS OUT LAWS THAT MAKE NO SENSE WHATEVER.
    THESE BLOODY CRIMINAL ILLEGALS NEED TO BE SENT BACK, NO IFS AND BUTS, THEY ARE CRIMINALS AND ARE A DRAIN ON THE TAXPAYERS MONEY.
    I AM SICK OF THESE LOSERS DESTROYING THIS COUNTRY AND PUTTING FILTHY CRIMINAL ILLEGALS FIRST AND HAVING TO PAY FOR LEECHES.
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

  4. Is Garland getting a kickback for every illegal he allows into this country? And double for criminals? This is just ridiculous and makes me so angry!

  5. How are people like this able to make rules and policy with no oversight? Well if this is the case, then I want to make a rule.

  6. The liberals know what’s going to happen in November and they are cramming in all the destructive shit they can before then as they also know that the republicans won’t repeal anything and that nothing will happen to them because McConnell and McCarthy are spineless establishment asses

  7. Isn’t that treasonous and a threat to out national security as well as a threat to our society? Biden needs to change his slogan to “Build Back Terrorism”!

  8. And that is why the Justice Department is accomplishing nothing of any earthly value for citizens of this country. He and his minions are too busy finding loopholes for illegals to enter this country (against the law) and circumventing the very few that are trying to uphold the law. He is literally enemy #1…..well…..along with Mayorkis….Biden, Obama, Pelosi and so many others. I hope this country can withstand the onslaught until 2024.

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