Family unit asylum ruling [9th Circuit]

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Thomas, et al. v. Gonzales, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, June 3, 2005 [ruling holding that a family unit can be "a protected social group" under federal asylum law]. Excerpt:
We hold that family membership may constitute membership in a "particular social group," and thus confer refugee status on a family member who has been persecuted or who has a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of that familial relationship.
Read the full text of the opinion here [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.

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