#ImmigrantWomenToo: Judge Strikes Down Policy that Denied Asylum Protections for Immigrant Survivors

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On Dec. 19, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. overturned the Administration’s policy that all but closed the door on survivors of domestic violence and gang violence seeking asylum in the United States.

The decision will likely be appealed, so this isn’t the last word, but we at Futures Without Violence wanted to let you know that we will keep fighting for the rights and dignity of all people to live lives free of violence and abuse, regardless of their country of origin or immigration status.

We also wanted to thank you for standing with immigrant victims of violence.

Justice is possible when we all stand together.

For more, you can read the court’s decision here.  You can also check out our toolkit on protecting asylum for survivors of domestic violence.