Awesome 7th Circuit Holding on Forced Marriage!

Reporting from Human Rights USA’s blog, where I interned this summer, on a recent 7th circuit decision saying asylum seekers can argue they are more in danger of persecution of returning to their home countries if their families are trying to force them to marry someone they do not want to. Called a “changed circumstances”, the threat of forced marriage is “precisely the kind of changed circumstance that could materially affect a person’s eligibility for asylum” (Human Rights USA blog post).

Great news for women fleeing persecution!

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“The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.”–Robert C. Dodds

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