Law, Asylum, and Sending Countries || Radcliffe Institute


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