Statement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., on Attorney General’s Decision to End Asylum For Survivors of Domestic Violence and Other Crimes

June 11, 2018

“The story of New York continues to be written by women, men, and children who flee violence to find safe haven on our shores. Attorney General Sessions’ decision to block tens of thousands of asylees from seeking refuge in our nation represents another triumph of ideology over morality – one that sets back the global fight against domestic violence and sex trafficking, and America’s standing in the world.”