Friday, April 22, 2005

Disability as a Basis for Asylum

See this article in today's LA Times, which begins:

In a case spotlighting horrific conditions for disabled children in Russia, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Thursday that the family of a disabled Russian child who was persecuted there for his condition is eligible for political asylum in the U.S.

Immigration law experts said that the ruling was especially significant because it held out the promise of sanctuary not just for Evgueni Tchoukhrova, who was born with cerebral palsy, but for his parents.

The opinion, by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, is here.


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