Attorney General Revives Viability of Domestic Violence Asylum Claims

Today Attorney General Merrick Garland reversed a decision of the Trump Administration’s Justice Department bringing back the ability for victims of domestic violence in their own countries to seek asylum in the United States.

In a short 3 page decision, AG Garland vacated Matter of A-B- I and Matter of A-B- II and encouraged immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals to follow Matter of A-R-C-G-, an August 26, 2014 decision.

The new decision is here:

The 2014 A-R-C-G- decision is here: