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Political Asylum Policy and International Security

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Title: Political Asylum Policy and International Security
Creators: Shuman, Amy; Bohmer, Carol
Keywords: Read ID Act
political asylum
national security
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: In 2005, President Bush signed the Read ID Act, requiring applicants for asylum to provide documentation of their identity and allowing judges to deny asylum to anyone whose family may be connected with a terrorist group. The act is one example of how political asylum policy is intertwined with international security issues. In this project, Amy Shuman and Carol Bohmer examine how humanitarian concerns for refugees come into conflict with security concerns in the United States and Britain. While the goal of political asylum is to provide refuge for the applicant, the process must also protect the state. This contradiction is at the root of current problems in the system.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/36221
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