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Landmark Asylum Decision for Domestic Violence Victims

By Tatyana Delgado The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently issued a landmark decision that impacts domestic violence victims who are seeking asylum in the United States.  Asylum applicants must show that the persecution they have or will face is on account of one of five protected grounds: race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.  It is the last ground that has received the most interest and litigation.  

U.S. Department of State Updates Foreign Affairs Manual Guidance

By Ilissa Mira, Training and Legal Support Attorney

Catholic Charities of Indianapolis Expands its Welcome to New Americans

By Jeff Chenoweth Director, Capacity Building Section