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. Combines policy analysis, public law, doctrinal analysis of published and unpublished decisions (judicial and administrative) dealing with claims for asylum, and pluralism to explain U.S. asylum policy.
Barbara M. Yarnold, J.D., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan.
Chapter 1 History of the United States Immigration and Refugee Policy and Statutory Framework Chapter 2 Conceptual Framework and Related Literature Chapter 3 The Refugee Act of 1980 Examining Organizational, Partisan, Regional, and Constituency Influences on Congressional Decision-making Chapter 4 Decision-Making By the INS and State Department on Asylum and Refugee Applications Post-1980 Chapter 5 Asylum-Related Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals 1980-1987 Chapter 6 Asylum-Related Appeals to the Federal Courts 1980-1987 Chapter 7 An Examination of Organizations Which Participated in Asylum-Related Appeals to the BIA and the Federal Courts Chapter 8 Testing Theories Which Link Social Movements to Interest Group Activity in the Context of the U.S. Sanctuary Movement