Gender Asylum Still Unclear

January 24, 2005

The Attorney General remanded a landmark Guatemalan battered immigrant woman’s case to the Board of Immigration Appeals to allow the Justice and Department of Homeland Security to issue new rules regarding gender-based asylum claims, such as domestic violence, female genital mutiliation and honor killings . The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at U.C. Hastings who has represented the battered immigrant woman issued a press release, here.

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