In the aftermath of Attorney General Sessions’ decision that domestic violence survivors will no longer be eligible for asylum in the U.S., the KBI joins the Center of Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) at U.C. Hastings to support these brave survivors in their pursuit of safety and protection. CGRS provided legal defense for the client in Matter of A-B, the ruling Sessions reversed last month, thereby overturning a hard-won precedent that affirmed domestic violence as grounds for asylum.
We seek to restore these protections, and most immediately, to provide support to the countless women who now face deportation back to the terrifying, life-threatening situations they escaped. To learn more about the history of Ms. A-B’s case and the struggles of other women seeking asylum on domestic violence grounds, please go to: https://cgrs.uchastings.edu/A-B-Action. There, you will learn what you can do to join the KBI, CGRS, and other immigrant rights organizations in this fight. Thank you for your advocacy and support!