Last week, the Board of Immigration Appeals found that a domestic violence victim from Guatemala was eligible for asylum and withholding of removal, under 8 USC §§ 1158(a) and 1231(b)(3), as a member of a particular social group composed of "married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship."
In the New York Times this week, see In Thailand's Surrogacy Industry, Profit and a Moral Quagmire by Thomas Fuller (Aug. 26, 2014), reporting on a pair of recent scandals and a proposal by the country's ruling military junta to ban commercial surrogacy.
News stories about the  recent surge in unaccompanied minor children entering the United States from Central America have begun to address the applicable legal framework: the William Wilberforce Traffick
In two  judgments on June 26, 2014, a chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that French laws, denying legal recognition to parent-child relationships legally established in the United States b
Welcome to the new home for my Families Across Borders blog. Along with our new look, featuring more photographs, we will still provide access to the content posted over the past five years.  Stay tuned! --Ann Estin


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