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Single, Young Female - Seeking Asylum: The Struggles Victims of Sex Trafficking Face under Current United States Refugee Law

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Published Date
October, 2015

This law review note explores the obstacles faced by female survivors of sex trafficking seeking asylum in the United States. It discusses the difficulties that such female survivors of sex trafficking encounter in trying to prove that they belong to a “particular social group” as required by asylum law. The author argues that “courts should adopt a more flexible standard that takes the totality of sex trafficking victims' circumstances into account when determining whether sex they belong to a particular social group.