Asylum and “Credible Fear” Issues in U.S. Immigration Policy

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This report defines asylum seekers and looks at the background of asylum seekers in the U.S. since the 1980s. It discusses current issues, including inconsistent approval rates for asylum seekers across different regions and jurisdictions. It ends with a discussion of whether or not the policy (created during the Cold War) has adapted to the 21st century, and ways in directions that current law/new legislation could move to mitigate this issue.

Creator(s): Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: April 6, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Wasem, Ruth Ellen

Specialist in Immigration Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: April 6, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report defines asylum seekers and looks at the background of asylum seekers in the U.S. since the 1980s. It discusses current issues, including inconsistent approval rates for asylum seekers across different regions and jurisdictions. It ends with a discussion of whether or not the policy (created during the Cold War) has adapted to the 21st century, and ways in directions that current law/new legislation could move to mitigate this issue.

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39 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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