Crossing Borders | Law, Asylum, and Sending Countries

Friday, April 26, 2013


In this panel moderated by Deborah Anker (Harvard Law School), Marsha Freeman (University of Minnesota Law School), Nancy Kelly (Greater Boston Legal Services), and Cecilia Menjívar (Arizona State University) consider 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.