The Attorney General’s Push to Have Immigration Judges to Deny Asylum to Victims of Violence
The AG issued a precedent decision, he vacated the Board of Immigration Appeal’s decision, stating that in his view, domestic violence victims and other victims of crimes perpetrated by private, non-governmental actors do not generally qualify for asylum.
This decision just goes to show that this current administration does not respect the fundamental rights in our Constitution and laws. Each incident is case specific and must be assessed based on their own individual merits. I believe that this decision is being made blindly, with the AG’s inconsideration of the fact that certain victims can be targeted with no kind of relief solely because the crime was done by a private actor and not a member of the government. The safety of people’s lives is being blatantly ignored.