9780814741061-0814741061-Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform

Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform

ISBN-13: 9780814741061
ISBN-10: 0814741061
Author: Schrag, Philip G., Schoenholtz, Andrew I., Ramji-Nogales, Jaya
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 354 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780814741061
ISBN-10: 0814741061
Author: Schrag, Philip G., Schoenholtz, Andrew I., Ramji-Nogales, Jaya
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 354 pages

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Acknowledged authors Schrag, Philip G., Schoenholtz, Andrew I., Ramji-Nogales, Jaya wrote Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform comprising 354 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0814741061 and 9780814741061. Since then Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Through the Refugee Act of 1980, the United States offers the prospect of safety to people who flee to America to escape rape, torture, and even death in their native countries. In order to be granted asylum, however, an applicant must prove to an asylum officer or immigration judge that she has a well-founded fear of persecution in her homeland. The chance of winning asylum should have little if anything to do with the personality of the official to whom a case is randomly assigned, but in a ground-breaking and shocking study, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, and Philip G. Schrag learned that life-or-death asylum decisions are too frequently influenced by random factors relating to the decision makers. In many cases, the most important moment in an asylum case is the instant in which a clerk randomly assigns the application to an adjudicator. The system, in its current state, is like a game of chance. Refugee Roulette is the first analysis of decisions at all four levels of the asylum adjudication process: the Department of Homeland Security, the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Courts of Appeals. The data reveal tremendous disparities in asylum approval rates, even when different adjudicators in the same office each considered large numbers of applications from nationals of the same country. After providing a thorough empirical analysis, the authors make recommendations for future reform. Original essays by eight scholars and policy makers then discuss the authors' research and recommendationsContributors: Bruce Einhorn, Steven Legomsky, Audrey Macklin, M. Margaret McKeown, Allegra McLeod, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Margaret Taylor, and Robert Thomas.

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