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A well-founded fear : the congressional battle to save political asylum in America

Author: Philip G Schrag
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1996, powerful anti-immigrant forces in Newt Gingrich's 104th Congress worked hard to pass the most restrictive immigration law in decades. The new law has changed virtually every aspect of immigration policy, including the rules for political and religious refugees. However, the law is not as harsh as the chairmen of the immigration committees would have wanted. A fascinating case story of the legislative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Schrag
ISBN: 0415921562 9780415921565 0415921570 9780415921572 9780203900000 0203900006
OCLC Number: 41482365
Description: viii, 343 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From Plymouth Rock to Kennebunkport --
Clinton's turn --
Mr. Smith, already in Washington --
Mark-up hell --
Someone else's problem --
The committee to preserve asylum --
"What's a senator?" --
The House --
The Senate --
The Conference --
The President --
The regulations --
The deeper levels of the law --
The wave --
Public interest advocacy in Congress.
Responsibility: Philip G. Schrag.
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A Well-Founded Fear tells how a coalition of human rights and refugee organisations fought to preserve the rights of refugees and asylum seekers under the powerful anti-immigrant forces in New  Read more...

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