An article to be published in the December 2010 issue of the William and Mary Law Review details the results of a study featured in a Sept. 30 New York Times story titled "Reports Say Deadline Hinders Asylum Seekers." The law review article, titled "Rejecting Refugees: Homeland Security's Administration of the One-Year Bar to Asylum," was authored by Georgetown University Law Center professors Philip Schrag and Andrew I. Schoenholtz, and Temple University School of Law professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales, and is now available on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Ramji-Nogales also posted blogs about the study on Concurring Opinions and IntLawGrrls.
Using asylum data from the Department of Homeland Security, the authors' analysis found that between 1998 and 2009, more than 15,000 asylum applicants with otherwise meritorious claims of asylum were nonetheless denied simply because they did not file their applications within one year of entering the United States.
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"We are delighted that our authors' study was featured in today's New York Times," said Matt Kapuscinski and Hughes Bates, Editor-in-Chief and Senior Articles Editor, respectively, of the Review. "We think their work is an important contribution to the national dialogue about immigration policy."
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