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Demiraj v. Holder

Monday, July 25, 2011  
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Court: U.S. Supreme Court


Topic: Individuals seeking asylum because of persecution on account of family membership


Summary:


Persecution on account of family membership is a severe and pervasive problem affecting a significant number of asylum-seekers. The Fifth Circuit’s interpretation of persecution "on account of” family membership runs counter to Congressional intent, as recognized by this Court, to protect and promote family unity. The Fifth Circuit’s interpretation conflicts with the United States’ international obligations to protect families and children.


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