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This thesis discusses Crimmigration—the convergence of criminal policies and immigration law—in a post-9/11 world as it relates to Latin American Immigrant women seeking asylum in the United States. Utilizing case law, legislation, and legal scholarship, I situate these policies in the broader context of immigration law both nationally and internationally, focusing on key post-9/11 legislation and policies such as Operation Streamline, Operation Liberty Shield, and Title 42, as well as key post-9/11 case law dealing with Latin American women seeking asylum in the United States. With these foundational understandings, I provide possible solutions that would lessen the harms presented to Latin American Immigrant women seeking asylum in the United States, including a better adherence to international law and a unified national judicial precedent.
Romans, Kaye, "Why Are We Not Worth Saving? Latin American Immigrant Women's Experiences with Post-9/11 Crimmigration Policies and Asylum-Seeking in the United States" (2023). Undergraduate Honors Theses, Hollins University. 59.
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