Tell A.G. Sessions: Domestic Violence is Grounds for Asylum

On June 11, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the U.S. would stop granting asylum to those fleeing domestic violence and gang violence. This advances the current administration’s xenophobic and racist agenda to slash the number of immigrants and asylum-seekers entering the U.S., regardless of the human cost. 

An estimated 10,000 individuals are granted asylum in the U.S. due to domestic abuse or gang violence. Many of the women that will be turned away will come from countries in Latin America -- one of the most dangerous places for women. With this decision, the U.S. is knowingly forcing countless innocent women back to lives of pain, violence, and even death. 

As Americans, this decision is an affront to our founding principles, and as Christians, this ignores the central beliefs of our faith. Christians are commanded numerous times throughout the Bible to welcome the stranger and provide safety to the hungry, hurt, and abused. Sessions must reverse his decision.

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Tell A.G. Sessions: Domestic Violence is Grounds for Asylum

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a person of faith, I am outraged and sickened by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to stop granting asylum for victims of domestic violence. By closing our doors to victims of domestic abuse, we are condemning countless innocent women to lives of pain, violence, or even death.

These women have fled to the United States hoping to find the safety that their home country could not offer them. Now, they are facing the grim prospects of being turned away at the border. As Americans, this decision is an affront to our founding principles, and as Christians, this ignores the central beliefs of our faith. Christians are commanded numerous times throughout the Bible to welcome the stranger and provide safety to the hungry, hurt, and abused. Sessions must reverse his decision.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]