Tell Jeff Sessions: Domestic Violence Victims Need Asylum
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Aracely’s story began in Honduras, where she lived with her family in a small community. At age 15, a man in her village known for his violent temper kidnapped her, raping and torturing her for days until she could escape. Although she found her way home, the man’s abuse continued for years, until one day he shot Aracely in the head, killed her two sons, and then killed himself. Aracely, who was pregnant with a daughter, miraculously survived, as did her daughter.
After the attack, her abuser’s family blamed Aracely for his death and threatened to kill her and her family. She tried escaping to another part of Honduras, but his family found her there.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions just directed immigration judges to stop granting asylum to victims of domestic violence like Aracely. Sign our petition to demand he reverse it immediately.
Aracely's only chance to stay alive was to flee to the United States, where she was granted asylum. But under the new directive, victims like her won't be able to seek safety here.
This could impact tens of thousands of people – most of them women.
Join us in telling Sessions that victims of severe domestic violence deserve a chance at safety on our shores.
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