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Sexual Abuse Victims Can Now Receive US Asylum In Reverse Of Bush Policy

08/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Obama administration has opened the way for foreign women who are victims of severe domestic beatings and sexual abuse to receive asylum in the United States. The action reverses a Bush administration stance on an issue at the center of a protracted and passionate legal battle over the possibilities for battered women to become refugees.

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