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Trump Administration Undermines Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

The Trump Administration undermines existing protections for immigrant domestic violence survivors through its current enforcement priorities.  In some cases, such as when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) shows up at courthouses, this is effectively state-reinforcement of the abuse of the victim.  Because of the administration’s actions, immigrant domestic violence survivors have fewer options to escape […]

U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals Recognizes Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum in Landmark Decision

Last month, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a landmark precedent decision in a Guatemalan woman’s asylum case.  In Matter of A-R-C-G- et al., the BIA held for the first time that survivors of domestic violence may qualify for asylum in the United States based on the harm they have suffered.  While the decision […]

The Importance of A Gender Lens in Analyzing the U.S. Protection System

Gender is oftentimes a focal point of asylum cases in the United States. The U.S. protection framework has been fairly progressive in its interpretation of the immutability and importance of gender in ascertaining those who need protection and why an individual may be persecuted or in need of protection. Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration […]