|Justice Department Grants Asylum to Salvadoran Woman at the Center of Illegal Trump Policy|
|July 16, 2021|
The Salvadoran woman, Ms. A.B., who was at the center of the Trump administration’s attack on asylum for domestic violence survivors was finally granted asylum by the Board of Immigration Appeals. After Attorney General Merrick Garland vacated Jeff Sessions’ prior decision from 2018, the government agreed to a grant of Ms. A.B.’s case.
“Garland’s decision to vacate Matter of A-B- struck down Sessions’ restrictive precedent, ensuring that his ruling could no longer be used to prejudge – and wrongly deny – asylum cases. Today’s grant of asylum to Ms. A.B. ends the agonizing, years-long legal limbo she has endured at the hands of Trump’s Justice Department.”
The Department of Justice and Homeland Security are currently drafting regulations providing guidelines as how to cases, like Ms. A.B.’s, should be decided in the future.
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