Cracking Open the Golden Door: Revisiting U.S. Asylum Law’s Response to China’s One-Child Policy

The United States has a long and rich history of protecting those individuals fleeing persecution. The first immigrants came because of religious persecution; more later came because they were being persecuted for their political opinions. Congress even extended protection to those members of a particular social group, to cover “all the bases for and types of persecution which an imaginative despot might conjure up.”

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