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Outlook is bright for domestic abuse victims seeking asylum

It has been awhile since we last touched upon the subject of asylum, but when we last did, the atmosphere surrounding asylum was looking up. It has always been notoriously difficult to obtain asylum on the grounds of domestic abuse. For many years, the issue pinged around immigration courts and the U.S. government without any resolution.

Landmark ruling grants asylum to Guatemalan domestic abuse victim

For many years, the matter of domestic violence and asylum has been an issue. Politicians had balked at concrete reform, as had many immigration courts. That isn't to say that it was impossible for victims of domestic violence in their home country to earn asylum here in the United States. But it was a difficult request to have fulfilled.

Definition of persecution critical in asylum cases

The humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border has been a recurring theme on this blog over the last month, and with good reason. The crisis itself is bad enough, but there are also individual stories that mirror the circumstances that many of the children at the border had to experience before reaching the border.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Avvo
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber