Perhaps no area of public legislation generates as much controversy, or attracts as much rhetoric, as immigration. Immigration is perceived as the core of who we are as a nation. Legal norms governing the movement and migration of people across the borders of countries determine who is entitled to live in a country and ultimately who will control its resources. Immigration goes to the heart of sovereignty, particularly where sovereignty is popular, such as in consolidated democracies.' Asylum is a controversial issue within the immigration debate. This Article will interpret some of the recent developments in asylum law that are particular to asylum claims of women. In turn, it will attempt to develop some relevant theoretical issues outside of what has been labeled "radical" feminist theory.
John Linarelli, Violence against Women and the Asylum Process, 60 ALB. L. REV. 977 (1997).
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