Mejilla-Romero: A New Era for Child Asylum

12-09 Immigration Briefings 1 (2012)

20 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2015

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Deborah Anker

Harvard University; Harvard University - Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

Nancy Kelly

Greater Boston Legal Services; Harvard University - Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

John Willshire Carrera

Harvard University

Sabrineh Ardalan

Harvard Law School

Date Written: September 1, 2012

Abstract

This briefing highlights the importance of a child-centered approach in children’s asylum cases by focusing on Mejilla-Romero v. Holder, a recent First Circuit Court of Appeals case presented by the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services.

Keywords: child asylum; human rights; persecution; nexus; grounds

Suggested Citation

Anker, Deborah and Kelly, Nancy and Willshire Carrera, John and Ardalan, Sabrineh, Mejilla-Romero: A New Era for Child Asylum (September 1, 2012). 12-09 Immigration Briefings 1 (2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2636422

Deborah Anker

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Harvard University - Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program ( email )

1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Pound Hall 408
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Nancy Kelly

Greater Boston Legal Services ( email )

197 Friend Street
Boston, MA 02114
United States

Harvard University - Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program ( email )

1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Pound Hall 408
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

John Willshire Carrera

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Sabrineh Ardalan (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School ( email )

6 Everett Street
Wasserstein Hall 3103
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
617-384-7504 (Phone)
617-495-8595 (Fax)

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