Attorney General Jeff Sessions limits asylum for domestic violence victims – AOL News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman raped and beaten by her former husband.

The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries.

Sessions’ decision followed his unusual move to personally intervene in the case, known as the “Matter of A-B-.” The woman, who is only identified by her initials, had won an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals to overturn a lower immigration court judge’s denial of her asylum petition.

via Attorney General Jeff Sessions limits asylum for domestic violence victims – AOL News

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