Title

Deterrence doesn't work when you're fleeing for your life

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Article

Publication Date

5-4-2019

Publisher

The Hill

Language

en-US

Abstract

A gaunt woman came to my office, having fled homophobic violence in Central America and now seeking asylum in the United States. Traumatized and without work authorization, she often went days without a full meal. The goodwill of her neighbors and church friends could go only so far. She had been tortured by the government in her home country for her gender identity and now, in search of safety in the United States, she struggled to get by.

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