After a judge blocked the administration's attempt to categorically deny asylum to those fleeing domestic violence and gang violence, administration officials acquiesced and sent out new guidance to asylum officers and immigration judges.
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions "unlawfully and arbitrarily imposed a heightened standard" blocking escapees from violence from seeking refuge in the United States, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
A viral Thrillist story about a burger joint left out domestic abuse charges against the owner—but intimate partner violence isn't a private issue.
Advocates argue that asylum seekers aren't just fleeing domestic abuse—they're fleeing gender-based violence.
Pacific Standard spoke with Alyssa Smaldino, an organizer with Survived and Punished, about the governor's record reluctance to commute the sentences of jailed domestic abuse survivors.
Our choice for attorney general is between a bigot and a possible domestic abuser.
Immigration authorities are now making it dangerous for non-citizen abuse victims to seek legal protections from their aggressors.
After news broke in July that the United States Army was quietly discharging immigrant recruits, high-ranking military officials have ordered a halt to the discharges.
The consequences of immigration law can keep spouses trapped in abusive relationships.
Kelly Sundberg's new book never glosses over the more affectionate moments with her abuser. In the process, she paints a far more insidious picture of their relationship: one that shows how an abuser can slowly creep into his victim's life.
Pacific Standard spoke with Kara Bellew, a partner at a matrimonial and family law firm, about the best route for survivors to seek a divorce, and how abusers are able to manipulate the legal system.
The ruling will likely be challenged by immigration advocates, who have continually pushed back against Sessions' efforts to tighten immigration laws.
Despite growing evidence that abusers often use custody battles to retain control over their former spouses, Congress is still punting on basic protections for survivors.
Across the country, there are hundreds of instances where children are removed from the custody of a parent who has suffered from domestic abuse at the hands of a partner.