The Resource Lives in the balance : asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, and Jaya Ramji-Nogales

Lives in the balance : asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, and Jaya Ramji-Nogales

Label
Lives in the balance : asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security
Title
Lives in the balance
Title remainder
asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security
Statement of responsibility
Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, and Jaya Ramji-Nogales
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Day in and day out, asylum officers make decisions with life-or-death consequences: determining which applicants are telling the truth and are at risk of persecution in their home countries, and which are ineligible for refugee status in America. In Lives in the Balance, the authors analyze a database of 383,000 cases provided to them by the government in order to better understand the effect on grant rates of a host of factors unrelated to the merits of asylum claims, including the one-year filing deadline, whether applicants entered the United States with a visa, whether applicants had dependents, whether they were represented, how many asylum cases their adjudicator had previously decided, and whether or not their adjudicator was a lawyer. The authors also examine the degree to which decisions were consistent among the eight regional asylum offices and within each of those offices. The authors' recommendations, including repeal of the one-year deadline, would improve the adjudication process by reducing the impact of non-merit-based factors on asylum decisions. If adopted by the government, these proposals would improve the accuracy of outcomes for those whose lives hang in the balance"--
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1951-
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Schoenholtz, Andrew Ian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4836
LC item number
.S36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schrag, Philip G.
  • Ramji-Nogales, Jaya
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  • Asylum, Right of
  • Political refugees
  • Political refugees
  • United States
  • Administrative procedure
  • Emigration and immigration law
Label
Lives in the balance : asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, and Jaya Ramji-Nogales
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disparities within asylum offices
  • The asylum officers
  • 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 the asylum seekers
  • Variations across the regional asylum offices
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780814708767
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013028448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4244712-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4244712
  • (Sirsi) o844308826
  • (OCoLC)844308826
Label
Lives in the balance : asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Philip G. Schrag, and Jaya Ramji-Nogales
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disparities within asylum offices
  • The asylum officers
  • 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 the asylum seekers
  • Variations across the regional asylum offices
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780814708767
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013028448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4244712-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4244712
  • (Sirsi) o844308826
  • (OCoLC)844308826

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