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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ effort to roll back asylum for survivors of domestic violence seeking protection in the United States.

Each year, tens of thousands of women look to the United States for safety from unimaginable, often life-threatening abuse, and for the opportunity to rebuild their lives. Attorney General Sessions’ decision is cruel, deeply wrong, and yet another example of the Trump Administration’s blatant and frightening disregard for women’s lives. Despite what President Trump and Attorney General Sessions may want to claim, domestic violence is not just a ‘private’ concern—and the United States should be a leader among nations in rooting it out here at home and protecting those who flee their homes to escape this scourge abroad.”