NPR logo
INS Fraud
Only Available in Archive Formats.
INS Fraud

INS Fraud

INS Fraud
Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Margot Adler reports on the case of a Ghanaian woman named Adelaide Abankwa - who won political asylum in the U-S, based on her claim that she would be subject to female genital mutilation if she were returned home. Feminist groups and others - including Hilary Clinton - rallied to her cause. Now, the INS says its lengthy investigation of Abankwa concluded she had not only lied about her identity - but also her fears of being tortured in Ghana.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.