Dolly, Get Your Bag! (Filartiga v. Peña-Irala)

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What do you do if after fleeing from an oppressive regime in your home country of Paraguay and coming to the United States for a better life, you discover that the former head of the police force—a man who tortured and murdered your brother for political dissidence—had also fled to the U.S.A.? You dust off a two hundred year old law about piracy and GET. YOUR. BAG.

To read about why the term "alien" is marginalizing and explore a new alternative coined by our brilliant friend Dr. Arturo Castellanos, click here.

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