Allegations that the justice department is blocking judges on political grounds comes as the attorney general has drastically tightened asylum rules

The Trump administration has been accused of illegally rejecting potential immigration judges for being too liberal, amid outrage over families being forcibly separated at the southern US border and a harsh crackdown on migrants seeking asylum.

The allegations of politicized hiring practices come as the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has issued a decision that will bar most victims of gangs or domestic violence from securing asylum in the US.

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