U.S. Attorney General States That Domestic Violence Is Not Grounds for Asylum
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:30 AM

The U.S. Attorney General has overturned the Board of Immigration Appeal’s decision that recognized domestic violence victims’ ability to qualify for asylum. The Attorney General’s decision focused on whether a victim of domestic violence could prove that she was persecuted as a member of a “particular social group.”

The decision also stated that “[g]enerally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum.”

Compiled from: Matter of A-B- (June 11, 2018), Sessions Says Domestic and Gang Violence Are Not Grounds for Asylum, NY Times (June 11, 2018).