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Possibility of asylum for victims of abuse.

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Last week, the Obama administration opened the way for foreign women who are victims of severe domestic violence to receive asylum in the United States. “In addition to meeting other strict conditions for asylum, abused women will need to show that they are treated by their abuser as subordinates and little better than property, according to an immigration court filing by the administration, and that domestic abuse is widely tolerated in their country. They must show that they could not find protection from institutions at home or by moving to another place within their own country.” [Source]

Do you have any idea how hard it’s going to be for a woman to prove any of that? In a culture where domestic violence is widely tolerated it is just that, tolerated. Assumed to exist. Considered to be the norm. Who will speak up for this woman and help her prove she is little better than property? Who will testify that she is subordinate to her husband when in her country that is just how things are? Who will even think they should or could?

Read One small step at It’s Ridiculous Y’all.

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Written by tldegray

July 22, 2009 at 3:53 pm

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