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2002

Refugees

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The State Of Asylum Representation: Ideas For Change, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Jonathan Jacobs Jul 2002

The State Of Asylum Representation: Ideas For Change, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Jonathan Jacobs

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The plight of refugees-those who flee persecution-touches a chord with Americans, who have supported both a substantial overseas resettlement program and a fair system for asylum seekers. U.S. laws provide a seemingly full opportunity for asylum applicants to explain their fear or actual experience of persecution. In fact, the U.S. offers an extensive process of interviews, hearings, and appeals to ensure that bona fide refugees are not sent back to their persecutors. The substantive law, too, has been developed considerably through administrative and judicial precedents. But how meaningful is a process that, no matter how extensive and developed ...