A Well-Founded Fear: The Congressional Battle to Save Political Asylum in America Philip G. Schrag

ISBN: 9781135962401

Published: December 1st 1999

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A Well-Founded Fear: The Congressional Battle to Save Political Asylum in America  by  Philip G. Schrag

A Well-Founded Fear: The Congressional Battle to Save Political Asylum in America by Philip G. Schrag
December 1st 1999 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781135962401 | 10.76 Mb

In 1996, powerful anti-immigrant forces in Newt Gingrichs 104th Congress worked hard to pass the most restrictive immigration law in decades. The new law has changed virtually every aspect of immigration policy, including the rules for political andMoreIn 1996, powerful anti-immigrant forces in Newt Gingrichs 104th Congress worked hard to pass the most restrictive immigration law in decades. The new law has changed virtually every aspect of immigration policy, including the rules for political and religious refugees.

However, the law is not as harsh as the chairmen of the immigration committees would have wanted. A fascinating case story of the legislative process and the authors experiences as a public interest lobbyist, A Well-Founded Fear tells how a coalition of human rights and refugee organizations fought to preserve the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.

A vital contribution to the relation between human rights and immigration policyNationally known author



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