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CLARIFYING STANDARDS IN ASYLUM LAW

James Hathaway"The bottom line is we don’t have a measuring stick for persecution in the United States other than the subjective perception of a particular judge of what he thinks is really bad."

Prof. James Hathaway, director of the Program in Refugee and Asylum Law, in Aljazeera America, discussing the lack of clear standards in U.S. asylum law for determining if someone’s experience rises to the level of persecution.

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