MJIA would amend the National Defense Appropriations Act (NDAA), but Senate Republicans - using the filibuster - blocked MJIA from coming to a vote on the floor yesterday. There was also no vote on NDAA. The Senate then headed into a two-week recess.
Media Resources: ABC News 11/19/13; Feminist Newswire 11/7/13, Feminist Majority Blog 11/14/13
8/29/2014 Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US - A recent case has opened the door for victims of domestic violence abroad to qualify for asylum in the United States.
The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group. . . .