Federal Judge Sides w/ACLU, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, in Grace v. Whitaker

Joint press release from the ACLU and CGRS:

“Judge Sullivan’s decision ensures that our asylum system remains open to refugees at our border, including those fleeing domestic violence and gang violence. These individuals raise legitimate claims under U.S. and international law, and have an unequivocal right to seek asylum. I am thrilled that the court’s order upholds that right,” said Eunice Lee, co-legal director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies.

The lawsuit is Grace v. Whitaker. Co-counsel are the ACLU, ACLU of Texas, ACLU of D.C., and CGRS.

Read the joint press release: Court Rules Trump Policies Denying Asylum Protections to People Fleeing Domestic and Gang Violence Are Illegal

The ruling is at: https://www.aclu.org/legal-document/grace-v-whitaker-opinion