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5/3/1996 - Immigration Board Hears Togo Womans Asylum Plea
On May 2, all 12 members of the Board of Immigration Appeals heard the case of Fauziya Kasinga, the 19-year-old woman from Togo seeking asylum in the U.S....

5/2/1996 - Senate Votes to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation
The Senate approved an immigration bill amendment to make it a crime to perform female genital mutilation -- on girls under the age of 18, carrying penalties of up to five years in prison and fines....

4/30/1996 - Togo Woman Speaks of U.S. Prison Conditions Upon Release
At a news briefing on Monday (4-29), Fauziya Kasinga said she would like the whole world to end the practice of female genital mutilation....

4/30/1996 - Togo Woman Speaks of U.S. Prison Conditions Upon Release
At a news briefing on Monday (4-29), Fauziya Kasinga said she would like the whole world to end the practice of female genital mutilation....

4/25/1996 - Fauziya Kasinga Released From Jail
The Immigration and Naturalization Service freed Fauziya Kasinga of Togo from jail and scheduled her precedent-setting request for U.S....

4/24/1996 - INS To Argue Female Genital Mutilation Grounds for Political Asylum
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has announced that it will argue in court that female genital mutilation is grounds for political asylum in the U.S....