Let Me Be a Refugee

Author: Rebecca Hamlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199373329
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International law provides states with a common definition of a "refugee" as well as guidelines outlining how asylum claims should be decided. Yet even across nations with many commonalities, the processes of determining refugee status look strikingly different. This book compares the refugee status determination (RSD) regimes of three popular asylum seeker destinations: the United States, Canada, and Australia. Though they exhibit similarly high levels of political resistance to accepting asylum seekers, refugees access three very different systems-none of which are totally restrictive or expansive-once across their borders. These differences are significant both in terms of asylum seekers' experience of the process and in terms of their likelihood of being designated as refugees. Based on a multi-method analysis of all three countries, including a year of fieldwork with in-depth interviews of policy-makers and asylum-seeker advocates, observations of refugee status determination hearings, and a large-scale case analysis, Rebecca Hamlin finds that cross-national differences have less to do with political debates over admission and border control policy than with how insulated administrative decision-making is from either political interference or judicial review. Administrative justice is conceptualized and organized differently in every state, and so states vary in how they draw the line between refugee and non-refugee.

Administrative Law from the Inside Out

Author: Nicholas R. Parrillo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316982785
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For a generation, Jerry L. Mashaw, the most boundary-pushing scholar in the field of administrative law, has argued that bureaucrats can and should self-generate the norms that give us a government of laws. Administrative Law from the Inside Out brings together a collection of twenty-one essays from leading scholars that interrogate, debate, and expand on themes in Mashaw's work as well as on the fundamental premises of their field. Mashaw has illuminated new ways of seeing administrative law, composed sweeping indictments of its basic principles, and built bridges to other disciplines. The contributors to this volume provide a collective account of administrative law's commitments, possibilities, limitations, and strains as an approach to governance and as an intellectual enterprise.

Refuge beyond Reach

Author: David Scott FitzGerald
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190874171
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Media pundits, politicians, and the public are often skeptical or ambivalent about granting asylum. They fear that asylum-seekers will impose economic and cultural costs and pose security threats to nationals. Consequently, governments of rich, democratic countries attempt to limit who can approach their borders, which often leads to refugees breaking immigration laws. In Refuge beyond Reach, David Scott FitzGerald traces how rich democracies have deliberately and systematically shut down most legal paths to safety. Drawing on official government documents, information obtained via WikiLeaks, and interviews with asylum seekers, he finds that for ninety-nine percent of refugees, the only way to find safety in one of the prosperous democracies of the Global North is to reach its territory and then ask for asylum. FitzGerald shows how the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia comply with the letter of law while violating the spirit of those laws through a range of deterrence methods-first designed to keep out Jews fleeing the Nazis-that have now evolved into a pervasive global system of "remote control." While some of the most draconian remote control practices continue in secret, Fitzgerald identifies some pressure points and finds that a diffuse humanitarian obligation to help those in need is more difficult for governments to evade than the law alone. Refuge beyond Reach addresses one of the world's most pressing challenges-how to manage flows of refugees and other types of migrants-and helps to identify the conditions under which individuals can access the protection of their universal rights.

Kultur Gesellschaft Migration

Author: Boris Nieswand
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658036265
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Der Sammelband arbeitet den Beitrag von Reflexivität für das Verständnis der Beziehung von Kultur, Gesellschaft und Migration anhand von drei Schwerpunkten heraus: 1. Politiken kultureller Differenz 2. Transnationale Perspektiven 3. Ethnizität und Diversität. Dafür werden Autorinnen und Autoren mit unterschiedlichen disziplinären Hintergründen aus Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und den USA zusammengeführt. Im Zentrum steht die Beziehung zwischen der intellektuellen Krise, welche die bisherigen Grundbegriffe der Integrations- und Migrationsforschung erfasst hat, und der Entwicklung neuer thematischer Zuschnitte, theoretischer Konzepte und Forschungsansätze.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
Publisher:
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Refugee consultation

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy
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