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Asylum Seekers, Advocates Urge Garland to End Trump's Cruel Policies Towards Survivors

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May 18, 2021

This op-ed calls on Attorney General Merrick Garland to vacate the Trump-era Matter of A-B- ruling, which undermined access to asylum for survivors of domestic violence and gang brutality.

El Salvador: Root Causes and Just Asylum Policy Responses

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Apr 30, 2021

The article discusses conditions in El Salvador which lead to forced migration, critiques U.S. asylum policy, details measures that have resulted in the denial of protection, provides modest reform proposals, and ends with recommendations for addressing the root causes of migration.

The Wrong Answer to the Right Question: How to Address the Failure of Protection for Gender-Based Claims?

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Mar 09, 2021

The article discusses conditions in El Salvador which lead to forced migration, critiques U.S. asylum policy, details measures that have resulted in the denial of protection, provides modest reform proposals, and ends with recommendations for addressing the root causes of migration.