This panel considers how policies targeting women’s reproductive lives and freedoms, along with domestic and other violence, shape women’s decisions to leave their homes in Latin America and move northward; how laws have changed in the United States to take account of the special needs of women and children for asylum; and the impact on families of the drastic increase in deportations by the US government under the Bush and Obama administrations.
00:00 Cecilia Menjívar, Cowden Distinguished Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University
22:00 Nancy Kelly, Co–Managing Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and Greater Boston Legal Services
38:56 Marsha Freeman, Director, International Women’s Rights Action Watch, University of Minnesota Law School
54:11 Q&A moderated by Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Harvard Law School