Friday, March 19, 2010

forced marriage in Cameroon #3

Comments by the government lawyer:
-This lady should be denied asylum because: 1] she did not go to the police in her own country. Maybe the police would have helped her. You only get asylum here in USA if no where else would protect you.
-She says her government hates her. but, she went to government university, government gave her a passport, they let her enter and leave airports. They let her go to church.
-Yes, the father hit her. But why did he hit her? because of her race, religion, or political opinion? No, it was for "personal reasons." No asylum if the bad guy hits you for just personal reasons.
-Also, she was inconsistent. She said one thing in court, and something else to the Asylum Officer.