15 January 2019

News: New Guidance on Domestic & Gang Violence Claims

From the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS):

"The Center for Gender & Refuge Studies (CGRS) is pleased to share the government’s new guidance for asylum cases which clarifies that there is no blanket rule against claims involving applicants fleeing domestic violence and gang violence. The guidance was issued in accordance with U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan’s recent ruling in Grace v. Whitaker." [read more]

Follow the "new guidance" link for guidance circulated to both EOIR immigration judges and USCIS asylum officers.

See also related news report:
- "Emails Reveal How the Trump Administration Backed Down on Asylum Restrictions," Pacific Standard, 14 Jan. 2019 [text]

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