Emails Reveal How the Trump Administration Backed Down on Asylum Restrictions
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.
What Immigrant Rights Groups Are Saying After a Judge Ruled That Trump's Ban on Domestic Violence Victims Violated Immigration Law
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.
The Myths Behind the Idea That Domestic Violence Is a 'Personal Problem'
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.
In Asylum Claims, Is Domestic Abuse 'Private Violence' or a Societal Issue?
Advocates argue that asylum seekers aren't just fleeing domestic abuse—they're fleeing gender-based violence.
Now That Andrew Cuomo's Been Re-Elected, Will He Tackle Criminal Justice Reform in New York?
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.
Given the Keith Ellison Allegations, What's a Democrat in Minnesota to Do?
Our choice for attorney general is between a bigot and a possible domestic abuser.
How the Trump Administration Is Leaving Domestic Violence Victims to Fend for Themselves, Both at Home and Abroad
Immigration authorities are now making it dangerous for non-citizen abuse victims to seek legal protections from their aggressors.
After Backlash, the Army Suspends the Discharge of Immigrant Recruits
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.
How Anti-Immigration Policy Spurs Domestic Violence
The consequences of immigration law can keep spouses trapped in abusive relationships.
'Goodbye, Sweet Girl' Explores the Complex Realities of Domestic Abuse
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.
A Family Lawyer on the Challenges Facing Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking a Divorce
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.
A Ruling by Jeff Sessions Could Keep Abuse Victims From Claiming Asylum
The ruling will likely be challenged by immigration advocates, who have continually pushed back against Sessions' efforts to tighten immigration laws.
For Abuse Survivors, Custody Remains a Means by Which Their Abusers Can Retain Control
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.
Victims of Spousal Abuse Are Losing Their Children to Social Services
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.