Article features Professor Cindy Buys's pro bono work for Iraqi seeking political asylum

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Article features Professor Cindy Buys's pro bono work for Iraqi seeking political asylum

November 02, 2015

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From the article:

Because he worked with the U.S. military, Ali believed he would be targeted if he returned to his native Baghdad and he was driven to seek asylum in the United States. He applied in 2010, after arriving in the U.S. on a Fulbright Scholarship to study English.

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Buys is not surprised that such a large number of asylum-seekers are from such countries as Iraq, where many risked their lives to help the United States.

“The people who come to the United States seeking asylum are people who have suffered persecution in their home country, and the things that have been done to them — the stories that they tell are really compelling — and they need our protection,” Buys said.

Read the full Southern Illinoisan article here.