June 4, 2005
Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Serves as Amicus in Important 9th Circuit Case
The Ninth Circuit has just issued an important en banc immigration law opinion in a case in which Prof. Deborah Ankar and the Women Refugees Project of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic filed an amicus brief. In that case, Thomas v. Gonzales, the Ninth Circuit held that "family membership may constitute membership in a "particular social group," and thus confer refugee status on a family member who has been persecuted or who has a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of that familial relationship." Get more information about Harvard's Women Refugees Project or read what the Los Angeles Times has to say about the decision.
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