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In a world full of persecution, how many people can the U.S. protect?
In a world full of persecution, how many people can the U.S. protect?

There is no question that Aminta Cifuentes' marriage was not just bad but a threat to her life. Her husband beat her regularly. He burned her breast with caustic paint thinner. He raped her. When police were called, the officers refused to intervene; then, he threatened to kill her if she called them again. After Cifuentes ran away with her two children, the husband tracked her down and the violence resumed. It was, as a court ruling said, "repugnant abuse." But it took place in Guatemala. In 2005, Cifuentes sought asylum in the U.S. Her argument: that in Guatemala's male-dominated culture, where many husbands view their spouses as property and police routinely ignore...

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