June 22, 2018 RAPID RESPONSE

The Impact of Attorney General Session's Decision to Deny Asylum to Victims of Domestic Violence and Where We Go From Here

Please join us to hear from Blaine Bookey, co-counsel for Ms. A.B. who fled to the United States after suffering 15 years of brutal violence at the hands of her ex-husband. Ms. Bookey will describe Ms. A.B.'s efforts to seek asylum in the U.S., including Attorney General Sessions decision on June 11, 2018 not only to deny her asylum claim, but more broadly to state that victims of domestic violence generally would no longer be able successfully seek asylum. We learn about the impact of A.G. Session's decision on Ms. A.B.'s life as well as its broader implications for victims seeing asylum in the U.S.

Panelists

  • Robin Runge, Senior Gender Specialist, Solidarity Center, Councilmember, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Co-Sponsor: ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Rights of Women Committee

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