The Fifth Circuit has deferred to the Attorney General’s decision in Matter of A-B-, and rejected a domestic violence-based protection claim. The court also determined that the injunction in Grace v. Whitaker only enjoins the application of Matter of A-B- in credible fear interviews, not in removal proceedings. Thus, the injunction poses no impediment to the Fifth Circuit evaluating the validity of the decision in the context of a removal proceeding.

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