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A federal appeals court granted Convention Against Torture protection to a transgender woman who fled persecution in Mexico, setting an important precedent for transgender individuals seeking protection in the United States. NIJC's Keren Zwick, who participated in oral arguments in the case, explains the potential wide-ranging impact of this decision.

Newsweek: Transgender Asylum Seekers Face Different Dangers Than Gays: Court (9/4/2015)

Buzzfeed: Court Suspends Deportation Of Transgender Immigrant, Citing Dangers In Mexico (9/3/2015)