5th Circ. Says Sessions' Decision Rules Out Woman's Asylum

Law360 (September 11, 2019, 9:16 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit refused to revive a Honduran woman's asylum case, finding that a lower court had correctly interpreted former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision restricting certain groups, including domestic violence victims, from being eligible for asylum.

A panel of two appellate judges determined Tuesday that a rehearing of Maria Gonzales-Veliz's case challenging her removal wasn't necessary because she hadn't provided enough evidence to support her claims that Honduran women who leave their domestic partners are different from a group of women Sessions said in a 2018 decision is excluded from seeking asylum as a part of a so-called persecuted...

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