Although a federal appeals court denied a former Fulbright scholar asylum in the United States, one judge went out of his way to offer her advice on how to fight back.

In his concurring opinion Thursday, Judge Boyce Martin Jr. of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that, while he agreed with the court’s reasoning in denying asylum, he wrote separately “to explain the counterintuitive result” and to “highlight a potential release valve.”

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