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Org Sign-on to Letter re Matter of A-B-

Dear Attorney General Sessions,

The 465 undersigned faith-based, immigration, civil rights, human rights, worker rights, and anti-violence service and advocacy organizations write to express our profound concern for the lives and safety of immigrant survivors of domestic violence following your wrongful decision in Matter of A-B-. We ask that you immediately revoke this legally and factually erroneous decision.

As you know, women like the respondent in Matter of A-B- endure horrific violence including sexual assault and other torture in their home countries. Women and girls are frequently unable to escape harm, and are killed by their abusers as a result. Those who undertake and survive the perilous journey to the United States to seek asylum under our laws do so because their home country has not upheld its obligation to protect them. For decades, the U.S. has proudly provided safe haven to vulnerable refugees for this reason as outlined in the United Nations (UN) Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees.

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