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U.S. Weighs Asylum for Domestic Abuse Victim

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U.S. Weighs Asylum for Domestic Abuse Victim

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U.S. Weighs Asylum for Domestic Abuse Victim

U.S. Weighs Asylum for Domestic Abuse Victim

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The Department of Homeland Security has recommended that Attorney General John Ashcroft support a controversial — and possibly precedent-setting — policy involving gender asylum. The agency is backing asylum for a Guatemalan woman who endured a decade of domestic abuse. Many who advocate limits on immigration fear such a policy could open a floodgate. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.