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Finally, Some Clarity for Gender-Based Asylum Claims


Advocates cheered in 1996 when a landmark case, In re Kasinga, recognized that female genital mutilation (FGM) could be a basis for asylum. Ms. Kasinga was granted protection based on her membership in the social group of young women in her tribe who oppose FGM and have not yet been subjected to it.

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New York Times, Letter to the Editor: Illegal Immigrants


A letter to the Editor on immigration, by PHR's Asylum Program Director, Christy Fujio, appeared on April 1 in the New York Times.

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PHR Meets With DHS to Discuss Recent Report


One day after releasing our report on how a health professional’s dual loyalty can negatively impact the provision of health care in immigration detention, we secured a meeting with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to discuss our findings and recommendations.

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New Report on Conflicts of Interest for Medical Staff in Immigration Detention Centers


A report on the difficulty of providing quality health care to detainees in the United States immigration detention system was released today by PHR.

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Arizona's Latest Immigration Bill: How the Sick are at Risk


Arizona's infamy for creating draconian anti-immigrant legislation was already well established before Senate Bill 1405 was introduced to state lawmakers in January; however, the bill brought the state to a new low.

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