U.S. grants asylum to black woman fleeing genital mutilation rite

July 1996
Jet;07/01/96, Vol. 90 Issue 7, p47
Reports on the US Board of Immigration Appeals' granting of asylum to Fauziya Kasinga, who fled from her native Togo in order to escape that country's genital mutilation rite. Board's rejection of the argument by the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Specifications of American immigration law on asylum.


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