Political Asylum Policy and International Security

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2008

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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.

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Research project funded in academic years 2007-08 and 2008-09
The University Archives has determined that this item is of continuing value to OSU's history.

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Read ID Act, political asylum, national security

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