Refugees without refuge: formation and failed implementation of U.S. political asylum policy in the 1980's
Refugees Without Refuge examines factors that influence the formation and implementation of U.S. asylum policy by Congress, the immigration bureaucracy, and the courts. It evaluates biases in administrative decision-making and links the Sanctuary Movement to these biases.
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CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK AND RELATED LITERATURE
An Overview Of Pluralist Theories
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administrative agencies aliens from hostile amicus curiae asylees asylum and refugee asylum and withholding asylum policy asylum-related appeals asylum-related claims Central American refugees Chapter chi-square congressional countries of origin court of appeals CROSSTABULATION OF OUTCOME Cuba Cubans decisionmaking decisions Department due process clause European example excludable aliens federal courts flow of immigrants fringe Guatemala Haiti hearings Hence High/Low hostile countries hostile state aliens immigrant flow immigration bureaucracy immigration judge independent variables Inputs involved aliens involved in asylum-related judicial legal public interest legal services litigation Loescher and Scanlon Mariel Boatlift natural law Nicaragua non-hostile organizational involvement organizational participation OUTCOME IN ASYLUM-RELATED percentage political asylum positive law PROBIT public interest groups public interest organizations Refugee Act refugee admissions refugee applications refugees and asylees region related to outcome representatives Salvador Salvadorans sanctuary movement significantly related social movements Success Rate suggests tions U.S. refugee unemployment rate vote withholding of deportation