Lynsay Gott

  • Hosted by World Organization for Human Rights USA
  • Sponsored by Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Service location Washington
  • Law school University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Issue area Human Rights, Immigrant Populations, Trafficking/Slavery
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

The Trafficking Asylum Project uses impact litigation to establish asylum eligibility for survivors of human trafficking. While current U.S. law provides a limited form of relief to trafficked persons, gaps in the law allow many to fall through the cracks and remain ineligible for protection. As a result, many survivors will be deported to their country of origin where they may face punishment or re-trafficking. The project also involves workshops for immigration practitioners on litigating trafficking related asylum claims.

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