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The Resource Immigration judges and U.S. asylum policy, Banks Miller, Linda Camp Keith, and Jennifer S. Holmes

Immigration judges and U.S. asylum policy, Banks Miller, Linda Camp Keith, and Jennifer S. Holmes

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Immigration judges and U.S. asylum policy
Title
Immigration judges and U.S. asylum policy
Statement of responsibility
Banks Miller, Linda Camp Keith, and Jennifer S. Holmes
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Language
eng
Summary
Although there are legal norms to secure the uniform treatment of asylum claims in the United States, anecdotal and empirical evidence suggest that strategic and economic interests also influence asylum outcomes. Previous research has demonstrated considerable variation in how immigration judges decide seemingly similar cases, which implies a host of legal concerns--not the least of which is whether judicial bias is more determinative of the decision to admit those fleeing persecution to the United States than is the merit of the claim. These disparities also raise important policy considerations about how to fix what many perceive to be a broken adjudication system. With theoretical sophistication and empirical rigor, Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy investigates more than 500,000 asylum cases that were decided by U.S. immigration judges between 1990 and 2010. The authors find that judges treat certain facts about an asylum applicant more objectively than others: facts determined to be legally relevant tend to be treated similarly by judges of different political ideologies, while facts considered extralegal are treated subjectively. Furthermore, the authors examine how local economic and political conditions as well as congressional reforms have affected outcomes in asylum cases, concluding with a series of policy recommendations aimed at improving the quality of immigration law decision making rather than trying to reduce disparities between decision makers
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P@U
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1979-
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Miller, Banks P.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Holmes, Jennifer S.
  • Keith, Linda Camp
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
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  • Asylum, Right of
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • United States
Label
Immigration judges and U.S. asylum policy, Banks Miller, Linda Camp Keith, and Jennifer S. Holmes
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Creating a dataset -- A cognitive approach to IJ decision making -- Local conditions and IJ decision making -- Appealing to the Board of Immigration Appeals -- The policy gap and asylum outcomes -- IJs and reform of the U.S. asylum system
Control code
ocn902702228
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812290370
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812290370
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt136ndrk
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)902702228
Label
Immigration judges and U.S. asylum policy, Banks Miller, Linda Camp Keith, and Jennifer S. Holmes
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Creating a dataset -- A cognitive approach to IJ decision making -- Local conditions and IJ decision making -- Appealing to the Board of Immigration Appeals -- The policy gap and asylum outcomes -- IJs and reform of the U.S. asylum system
Control code
ocn902702228
Extent
1 online resource (238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812290370
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812290370
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt136ndrk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902702228

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