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IMMIGRATION AND POLITICAL ASYLUM: THE CASE OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION. (FGM)

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This week, Congress is debating Immigration Reform legislation that would, among other things, limit political asylum. A highly publicized case this week is challenging U.S. policy: Fauziya Kasinga, a teenager from Togo, fled to the U.S. to escape forced marriage and female genital mutilation. She was held in INS detention since December 1994 and released on parole pending her appeal which is being heard this week. Hers is the third FGM case to challenge INS policy.

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