Asylum Request

The Board of Immigration Appeals failed to account for evidence of changed country conditions when it declined to reopen an asylum request for two practicing Catholics from Indonesia who overstayed their non-immigrant visas in the U.S, the Second Circuit ruled. The two offered sufficient proof of the rise of hardline non-Muslim sentiment and persecution of Christians in the country. 

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Uniform Policy

A federal court in Massachusetts granted default judgment to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a suit against Aviation Port Services, which fired six Muslim women after denying them a religious accommodation to its uniform policy. The women, who worked at Boston’s Logan Airport, were not permitted to wear long skirts and were fired for refusing to wear knee-length skirts or pants.   

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