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Lives in the balance : asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security

Author: Andrew Ian Schoenholtz; Philip G Schrag; Jaya Ramji-Nogales
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although Americans generally think that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is focused only on preventing terrorism, one office within that agency has a humanitarian mission. Its Asylum Office adjudicates applications from people fleeing persecution in their homelands. Lives in the Balance is a careful empirical analysis of how Homeland Security decided these asylum cases over a recent fourteen-year period.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ian Schoenholtz; Philip G Schrag; Jaya Ramji-Nogales
ISBN: 9780814708767 0814708765
OCLC Number: 844308826
Description: xv, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Seeking refuge --
The applicants and the adjudicators --
The one-year filing deadline --
Timeliness --
The rejections --
Four eras of asylum adjudication : grant rates over time --
Perceptions about asylum seekers --
Variations across the regional asylum offices --
Disparities within asylum offices --
The asylum officers --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, and Jaya Ramji-Nogales.
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A careful empirical analysis of how Homeland Security decided these asylum cases over a recent fourteen-year period.  Read more...

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