Asylum Seekers Found To Be Residents When Deciding Venue

Law360, New York (June 11, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A person on parole for illegal immigration who is seeking asylum in the U.S. can be considered a resident for purposes of a venue statute, a New York federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein allowed Salvadorean native Alba Quinonez Flores to proceed in New York with her claims of negligence, negligent supervision and intentional infliction of emotional distress against the federal government, even though she alleges the actions occurred in Texas and she is in the midst of an asylum petition.

The federal government questioned whether Quinonez Flores' claims that she was mistreated while under detention could...

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