[pdf] Brief of Amicus Curiae NIWAP Rodrigues Tornes 9th Circuit (October 18, 2019) (+)

“Amicus Curiae Brief in Maria Luisa Rodriguez Tornes vs. William P. Barr” NIWAP led an amicus brief with DLA Piper for a case filed in the 9th Circuit discussing how domestic violence victims are able to receive gender-based asylum because they domestic violence they experience is based on their social group membership. NIWAP’s brief documented the cultural, religious and social conditions that domestic violence victims suffer that serves as a valid basis for domestic violence related gender based asylum. This brief provided the social science support for a Tahirih Justice Center case challenging the Attorney General Sessions Justice Department position on domestic violence related gender based asylum cases. October 19, 2019)