Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy

Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy

Cosmas Ukachukwu Ikegwuruka reviews three books: Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy; Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security; and Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases, by Banks Miller, Linda Camp Keith and Jennifer Holmes. The books illuminate the processes by which immigration judges decide asylum cases, especially in the face of claims that such decisions are largely arbitrary. The reviewer explores how subjective factors, as well as crushing caseloads, limited support, and a lack of independence from the US Department of Justice influence how immigration judges decide asylum cases.

Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imre.12278/full

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
Author Names

Book by Banks Miller, Linda Camp Keith and Jennifer Holmes, University of Texas at Dallas and University of Colorado, respectively
Reviewed by Cosmas Ukachukwu Ikegwuruka, University of Newcastle

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Fall 2016
Pages e47-e49
DOI 10.1111/imre.12278
Volume 50
Issue Number 3