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Attorney General of US limits asylum to victims of domestic violence

The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States.


Reuters Last Updated at 12 Jun 2018, 01:06 IST United States
Attorney General of US limits asylum to victims of domestic violence
  • Sessions' ruling came after he made the unusual move to personally intervene in the case, known as the "Matter of A-B-". (Image Credit: Twitter)

The US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday overturned a key immigration case that had granted asylum to a Salvadoran woman who had been raped and beaten by her former husband.

The decision could have wide-ranging impacts on immigrants seeking refuge in the United States from violence in their home countries

Sessions' ruling came after he made the unusual move to personally intervene in the case, known as the "Matter of A-B-" after the woman had won an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals to overturn a lower immigration court judge's denial of her asylum petition.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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