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Search Results for: “asylum”
  • Foreign Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify as Refugees

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    October 28th, 2014

    Martha’s gangster boyfriend threw her down a flight of stairs and struck her so hard in her head that her ears rang for hours. Now, a landmark ruling in August from the nation’s highest immigration court could help Martha and other domestic violence survivors.

  • Torture

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    October 20th, 2014

    What is it? An act specifically intended to cause severe physical or mental pain or suffering upon another person within one’s custody or physical control. What’s the impact? Torture is […]

  • Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Immigration Detention Are Facing Wrongful Deportations

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    September 23rd, 2014

    Houston Director: “It is urgent that we enact alternatives to detention and release survivors of sexual and domestic violence as soon as possible.”

  • Honor Crimes

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    August 22nd, 2014

    What is it? Honor crimes are acts of violence, including murder, predominantly committed by male family members against female family members who are perceived to have brought dishonor on their […]

  • Rape

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    August 22nd, 2014

    What is it? Rape is a crime of sexual violence that occurs without the consent of the victim. Around the world, rape is used to oppress, dominate, and control women […]

  • Female Genital Mutilation

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    August 22nd, 2014

    What is it? Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a term used to describe traditional practices that involve the complete or partial removal of the external female genitalia. The procedure has […]

  • Legal Services

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    August 22nd, 2014

    We protect immigrant women and girls who live in the United States and have a legitimate claim to legal status under U.S. immigration law as survivors of gender-based violence. Tahirih’s […]