Against the Grain

Political Asylum and the Domestic Violence Survivor

Asylum protection for domestic violence survivors and for people fleeing other forms of persecution is under threat. Jeff Sessions has intervened in a key immigration case. Karen Musalo discusses the details, background, and implications of the Attorney General’s decision. She also stresses the importance of protecting women who fear gender-based violence if returned to their home country.

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

Immigrant Women Too

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