11th Circuit: US Asylum Ruling Belittles China’s Brutal One-Child Policy

C-FAM: A US appeals court ruled that a Chinese man whose wife underwent a forced abortion and IUD insertion is not eligible to asylum, despite US law to the contrary. Even though the court recognized the couple’s clear desire to have additional children, it reasoned that with only one child currently, the couple was not in violation of China’s one-child policy, and any future threat of persecution was “too speculative.” | Chen v. U.S. Attorney General, No. 10-11586 (11th Cir. April 20, 2011)