Tuesday, July 1, 2014

From the Bookshelves: Law of Asylum in the United States, 2014 ed. by Deborah Anker


Law of Asylum in the United States, 2014 ed. by Deborah Anker

Law of Asylum in the United States is an authoritative presentation of U.S. asylum law, long considered a must-have publication for practitioners, students, and teachers. It is frequently relied upon and cited by decision-makers. Law of Asylum describes and interprets applicable U.S. laws, as well as numerous international sources, providing an up-to-date analysis of all aspects of asylum law.

This edition addresses current hot topics such as developments in the law interpreting particular social groups and a new approach to interpreting and applying the political opinion ground. Law of Asylum also addresses fundamental issues such as:

The meaning of well-founded fear and persecution

The five grounds for asylum (race, religion, nationality, social group membership, and political opinion)

Withholding of removal protection and protection under the Convention Against Torture Claims based on childhood status and gender-based persecution

When non-state actors can be considered agents of persecution Extensive coverage of gang membership/opposition to gangs

Elements of proof Credibility determinations Recent changes in statutory language enacted with the REAL ID Act

New BIA cases on social distinction and particularity



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