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Domestic Violence

NCLR Statement: AG Sessions’ Decision to Exclude Domestic Violence and Gang Violence as Grounds for Asylum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018 Contact: Lauren Gray, NCLR Communications Director lgray@nclrights.org / (215) 983-3099 NCLR Statement in Response to Attorney General Sessions’ Decision to Exclude Domestic Violence and Gang Violence as Grounds for Asylum  WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions imposed stringent new limitations on asylum claims brought by those fleeing domestic or gang violence. This...

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NCLR Condemns ICE Arrest of Survivor of Domestic Violence

(San Francisco, CA, February 16, 2017)— Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested an undocumented survivor of abuse at a courthouse in El Paso, Texas. The woman was in court to attend a hearing on a restraining order she was seeking against her abuser. An El Paso County Attorney said that most likely ICE was acting on a tip from the abuser himself, who would have been the only other person who knew the time and location of the hearing. About 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4...

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