Laurie Bell Cooper
June 17, 2018
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Tags: Asylum, Domestic Violence
Organizations mentioned/involved: Ayuda (DC metro area)
Before last week, U.S. law recognized that women who could not leave their marriages and suffered grave harm as a result qualified, under some circumstances, for asylum. Asylum is reserved for those who flee persecution in their home countries. Most countries in the world (including the United States) are parties to the Refugee Convention and/or its Protocol and agree that those fleeing harm rising to the level of persecution under certain circumstances have a right to seek asylum.