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Gender, Place & Culture A Journal of Feminist Geography, Department of Geography and the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin
March 8, 2018

A crisis of rights and responsibility: feminist geopolitical perspectives on Latin American refugees and migrants
By Rebecca Marie Torres


Despite U.S. accession to the 1967 UN Refugee Protocol and the U.S. Refugee Actof 1980 obtaining asylum and other forms of legal relief is highly dependent on a number of factors that are beyond the control of most refugees and immigrants, and even unrelated to the facts of their case. Nationality, for example, is an important axis of disparity with Mexicans(90%)and Central Americans (El Salvador 83%, Honduras 80%, and Guatemala 77%) experiencing the highest rates of asylum denial after Haitians......[Citing TRAC data and reports].


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