ASISTA, along with Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence, Casa De Esperanza, Futures Without Violence, National Alliance To End Sexual Violence, and the Tahirih Justice Center, submitted an amicus brief in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding how judges must follow the guidelines outlined in the 2012 BIA case Matter of Sanchez Sosa, and how failing to do so contravenes the protections in found int the Violence Against Women Act.
We are grateful to and for the tremendous efforts of Greenberg Traurig in Chicago, IL for their pro bono representation. Special thanks to Greg Ostfeld, Brian Straw, Symone Shinton, Christopher Mair and Pamela Ickes.
Read the brief here.
Access brief in word version here.