Forced IUD May Establish Grounds for U.S. Asylum

Jonathan Perlow reports:

A Chinese national may find asylum in the United States after the 2nd Circuit found she may have been persecuted in her home country for removing an intrauterine device mandated by the government for population control.

The Manhattan-based federal appeals panel remanded the case back to the Board of Immigration Appeals so it can clearly state why China’s policy of forcing the birth control device on women does not constitute persecution.

An intrauterine device, or IUD, is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy.

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