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Description - A Well-Founded Fear by Philip G. Schrag

In 1996, powerful anti-immigrant forces in Newt Gingrich's 104th Congress worked hard to pass the most restrictive immigration laws in decades. The new law has changed virtually every aspect of immmigration 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. This is a case study of the legislative process and the author's experiences as a public interest lobbyist. It tells how a coalition of human rights and refugee organizations fought to preserve the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415921572
ISBN-10: 0415921570
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philip G. Schrag

Philip G. Schrag is Professor of Law at Georgetown University. He has written numerous books, including Global Action: Nuclear Test Ban Diplomacy at the End of the Cold War (1992) and Civil Procedure (1990). His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Washington Post.

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