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:

Central American Minors Program Expansion

On June 15, 2021 the Biden Administration announced an expansion of the CAM (Central American Minors) Program.

Parents and legal guardians in the United States can apply to bring their children into the United States if the parents or legal guardians are in the following categories: lawful permanent residence; temporary protected status; parole; deferred action; deferred enforced departure; or withholding of removal; are have filed an asylum application or U-visa before May 15, 2021.

For more information click on the link below.