Immigrant Right Groups Join Together Against AG Jeff Session
Immigrant Rights Groups Join Together Against AG Jeff Sessions’ Decision Against Survivors of Violence. Rally in Support of Survivors Seeking Asylum & Immigrant Rights Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
The Step at Union Square South: 14th Street between University Place and Union Square East.
NEW YORK, NY, June 20, 2018 — On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, New York’s first South Asian American women’s organization, Sakhi for South Asian Women (Sakhi), will rally in support of survivors seeking asylum and immigrant rights at Union Square. Co-leading the rally with Sakhi include WomanKind, VIP Mujeres, Sauti Yetu, and Kiran, Inc.
On June 11th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked protections for survivors of domestic violence and/or gang violence seeking asylum in the United States. The implications of this decision have the direct impact on immigrant rights organizations throughout the United States. AG Sessions’ decision demonstrates this administration’s regressive values and sets us back to a time when domestic violence was not considered an injustice worthy of attention. By denying asylum to women seeking protection from domestic violence or any form of persecution, Sessions impacts the futures of thousands of survivors seeking refuge and provides less protection to an already vulnerable population.