This Note examines whether Brahmin women constitute a particular social group under United States asylum law. The domestic violence victims in immigration court-who are predominately Latin American-have thus far failed to establish, in a precedential decision, that they are part of a particular social group or that their perpetrators' violence was on account of their membership in a particular social group. Orthodox Brahmin women in India, however, may be able to meet the elements of asylum where other victims have failed. This Note examines whether Brahmin women can meet the elements of a particular social group, whether the Indian government can protect Brahmin women, and other significant barriers preventing Brahmin women from seeking asylum
Sarah K. French,
Homely, Cultured Brahmin Woman Seeks Particular Social Group: Must Be Immutable, Particulara, nd Socially Visible,
U. Colo. L. Rev.
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