Expanding the "particular social group" classification in asylum law: an analysis of matter of A-R-C-G-
AuthorBennett, Mikayla Anne
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis legal note will analyze the repercussions stemming from the Matter of A-R-C-G- in asylum law. This case allowed women who had endured domestic violence to receive asylum in the United States under the particular social group classification. Part I will discuss the facts and analysis in the Matter of A-R-C-G- case as decided by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Part II will analyze the particular social group classification and its evolution over time. This part will also compare the elements of domestic violence in Matter of A-R-C-G- to the particular social group requirement so as to explain how to apply for asylum under this label. Part III will hypothesize how the precedent set by this case could be expanded to allow women persecuted by gang violence to successfully apply for asylum in the United States.
Degree ProgramHonors College