Recent Examples of persecution from the Web
Violence and persecution in Central America had brought many transgender women such as Ms. Quintanilla to this crossroads, along with countless other L.G.B.T. migrants.
But many also seek asylum from violence and political persecution.
Rohingya are still fleeing Myanmar, U.N. says: Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar's Rakhine state, many telling of violence, persecution, killings and the burning of their homes, the U.N. human rights chief said.
The lead plaintiff in the lawsuit is Ansly Damus, described by the ACLU as a Haitian ethics teacher in his early 40s who has been detained for more than a year in Ohio since fleeing to the U.S. to escape gang violence and political persecution.
Make no mistake—this executive order is a betrayal of families fleeing violence and persecution.
As of May, an estimated 25.4 million refugees around the globe have fled their homes to escape violence and persecution.
At the end of 2017, war, violence, persecution and human rights violations had forced 68.5 million people from their homes worldwide — the highest number ever recorded, according to the United Nations.
As an immigration lawyer, my first hurdle was always getting through the instinctive distrust that those who have suffered violence and persecution wear as armor.
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legal Definition of persecution
- claimed persecution and sought asylum
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