Asylum Ruling Could Spark Deportations and Have ‘Chilling Effect’ on California Women

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Immigrant women in California who are pursuing asylum after fleeing domestic violence in their homelands could face deportation in the wake of a ruling Monday by the Trump administration.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered immigration judges June 11 to stop granting asylum to the majority of people seeking the protection on grounds that they suffered domestic or gang violence in their home countries. The ruling could affect tens of thousands of domestic violence victims—mostly women—some of whom are detained in California while they await the outcome of their cases, advocates said.

“This is an alarming and very dangerous decision,” said Jacquie Marroquin, director of programs for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. “It puts (domestic violence survivors) in danger of being deported right back to a country or family environments where they are going to potentially be hurt again or they could lose their life.”