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A Well-Founded Fear - The Congressional Battle to Save Political Asylum in America (Paperback): Philip G. Schrag A Well-Founded Fear - The Congressional Battle to Save Political Asylum in America (Paperback)
Philip G. Schrag
R991 Discovery Miles 9 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


In 1996, powerful anti-immigrant forces in New Gingrich's 104th Congress worked hard to pass the most restrictive immigration law in decades. This law changed virtually every aspect of immigration policy, including the rules for political and religious refugees. It is not, however, as harsh a law as the chairmen of the committees wanted. A fascinating case study of the legislative process and the author's experience as a public lobbyist, A Well-Founded Fear tells how a coalition of human rights and refugee organisations fought to preserve the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.

Refugee Roulette - Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform (Paperback): Philip G. Schrag, Andrew I.... Refugee Roulette - Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform (Paperback)
Philip G. Schrag, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Jaya Ramji-Nogales; Foreword by Edward M. Kennedy
R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Through the Refugee Act of 1980, the United States offers the prospect of safety to people who flee to America to escape rape, torture, and even death in their native countries. In order to be granted asylum, however, an applicant must prove to an asylum officer or immigration judge that she has a well-founded fear of persecution in her homeland. The chance of winning asylum should have little if anything to do with the personality of the official to whom a case is randomly assigned, but in a ground-breaking and shocking study, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, and Philip G. Schrag learned that life-or-death asylum decisions are too frequently influenced by random factors relating to the decision makers. In many cases, the most important moment in an asylum case is the instant in which a clerk randomly assigns the application to an adjudicator. The system, in its current state, is like a game of chance.

Refugee Roulette is the first analysis of decisions at all four levels of the asylum adjudication process: the Department of Homeland Security, the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Courts of Appeals. The data reveal tremendous disparities in asylum approval rates, even when different adjudicators in the same office each considered large numbers of applications from nationals of the same country. After providing a thorough empirical analysis, the authors make recommendations for future reform. Original essays by eight scholars and policy makers then discuss the authors' research and recommendations

Contributors: Bruce Einhorn, Steven Legomsky, Audrey Macklin, M. Margaret McKeown, Allegra McLeod, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Margaret Taylor, and Robert Thomas.

Lives in the Balance - Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security (Hardcover): Philip G. Schrag, Andrew I.... Lives in the Balance - Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security (Hardcover)
Philip G. Schrag, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Jaya Ramji-Nogales
R1,099 R890 Discovery Miles 8 900 Save R209 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although Americans generally think that the US Department of Homeland Security is focused only on preventing terrorism, one office within that agency has a humanitarian mission. Its Asylum Office adjudicates applications from people fleeing persecution in their homelands. This book provides a careful empirical analysis of how Homeland Security decided these asylum cases over a recent fourteen-year period.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (Hardcover, 5th ed.): Lisa G Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, Robert Rubinson Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (Hardcover, 5th ed.)
Lisa G Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, Robert Rubinson
R6,494 Discovery Miles 64 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Refugee Roulette - Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform (Hardcover, New): Philip G. Schrag, Andrew I.... Refugee Roulette - Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform (Hardcover, New)
Philip G. Schrag, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Jaya Ramji-Nogales; Foreword by Edward M. Kennedy
R1,946 R1,548 Discovery Miles 15 480 Save R398 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Through the Refugee Act of 1980, the United States offers the prospect of safety to people who flee to America to escape rape, torture, and even death in their native countries. In order to be granted asylum, however, an applicant must prove to an asylum officer or immigration judge that she has a well-founded fear of persecution in her homeland. The chance of winning asylum should have little if anything to do with the personality of the official to whom a case is randomly assigned, but in a ground-breaking and shocking study, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, and Philip G. Schrag learned that life-or-death asylum decisions are too frequently influenced by random factors relating to the decision makers. In many cases, the most important moment in an asylum case is the instant in which a clerk randomly assigns the application to an adjudicator. The system, in its current state, is like a game of chance.

Refugee Roulette is the first analysis of decisions at all four levels of the asylum adjudication process: the Department of Homeland Security, the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Courts of Appeals. The data reveal tremendous disparities in asylum approval rates, even when different adjudicators in the same office each considered large numbers of applications from nationals of the same country. After providing a thorough empirical analysis, the authors make recommendations for future reform. Original essays by eight scholars and policy makers then discuss the authors' research and recommendations

Contributors: Bruce Einhorn, Steven Legomsky, Audrey Macklin, M. Margaret McKeown, Allegra McLeod, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Margaret Taylor, and Robert Thomas.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law - Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions, 2019-2020 (Paperback): Lisa... Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law - Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions, 2019-2020 (Paperback)
Lisa Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, Anjum Gupta
R1,217 Discovery Miles 12 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Baby Jails - The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America (Paperback): Philip G. Schrag Baby Jails - The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America (Paperback)
Philip G. Schrag
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between the women and the attorneys. While we talked, their children, most of whom seemed to be between three and eight years old, played with a few toys on the floor. It was hard for me to get my head around the idea of a jail full of toddlers, but there they were." For decades, advocates for refugee children and families have fought to end the U.S. government's practice of jailing children and families for months, or even years, until overburdened immigration courts could rule on their claims for asylum. Baby Jails is the history of that legal and political struggle. Philip G. Schrag, the director of Georgetown University's asylum law clinic, takes readers through thirty years of conflict over which refugee advocates resisted the detention of migrant children. The saga began during the Reagan administration when 15-year-old Jenny Lisette Flores languished in a Los Angeles motel that the government had turned into a makeshift jail by draining the swimming pool, barring the windows, and surrounding the building with barbed wire. What became known as the Flores Settlement Agreement was still at issue years later, when the Trump administration resorted to the forced separation of families after the courts would not allow long-term jailing of the children. Schrag provides recommendations for the reform of a system that has brought anguish and trauma to thousands of parents and children. Provocative and timely, Baby Jails exposes the ongoing struggle between the U.S. government and immigrant advocates over the duration and conditions of confinement of children who seek safety in America.

Counsel for the Deceived - Case Studies in Consumer Fraud (Paperback): Marc Galanter, Ralph Nader Counsel for the Deceived - Case Studies in Consumer Fraud (Paperback)
Marc Galanter, Ralph Nader; Philip G. Schrag
R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Memoirs and case studies of fraud schemes and consumer protection from an insider who helped to found New York City's first consumer watchdog agency, "Counsel for the Deceived" is a funny, candid account of fraud and institutional paralysis written by a then-newby lawyer, the city's Consumer Advocate. Philip Schrag was appointed by former Miss America Bess Myerson to defend consumer rights. In six case histories, reading more like a true-crime novel than an academic study, he documents the schemes of the "commercial underworld" and the inability of courts and government agencies to respond in time.

Schrag came into office expecting to initiate a new system, which would at last defend the powerless consumer. Instead, he discovered how both petty criminals and big corporations are able to use the law, the courts, and the status quo to delay and blunt any attacks made upon them. The book tells the fascinating and amusing story of how Schrag's young lawyers and investigators became disillusioned by observing the gap between the promise of the legal system and its actual performance-and how, in reaction, they invented unprecedented methods of consumer protection, some of which cause Schrag himself to question their ethical propriety. Enjoyable as the stories are, their purpose is to raise serious and basic questions about our legal process and its ability to secure consumer justice, or even "law and order."

This book is a unique demonstration of a rare ability to report true crime as it occurs in everyday life. It is a witty and perceptive analysis of the actual working of our government and our courts.

The 40th anniversary edition of this classic, acclaimed book adds thoughtful new material: a Preface by the author and a Foreword by Marc Galanter of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bond (Dorcas) V. Beneficial Finance Co. of New York, Inc. U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record with Supporting Pleadings... Bond (Dorcas) V. Beneficial Finance Co. of New York, Inc. U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record with Supporting Pleadings (Paperback)
Philip G. Schrag, John T Degraff
R682 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R151 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Asylum Denied - A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America (Paperback): David Ngaruri Kenney, Philip G. Schrag Asylum Denied - A Refugee's Struggle for Safety in America (Paperback)
David Ngaruri Kenney, Philip G. Schrag
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Asylum Denied "is the gripping story of political refugee David Ngaruri Kenney's harrowing odyssey through the world of immigration processing in the United States. Kenney, while living in his native Kenya, led a boycott to protest his government's treatment of his fellow farmers. He was subsequently arrested and taken into the forest to be executed. This book, told by Kenney and his lawyer Philip G. Schrag from Kenney's own perspective, tells of his near-murder, imprisonment, and torture in Kenya; his remarkable escape to the United States; and the obstacle course of ordeals and proceedings he faced as U.S. government agencies sought to deport him to Kenya. A story of courage, love, perseverance, and legal strategy, "Asylum Denied "brings to life the human costs associated with our immigration laws and suggests reforms that are desperately needed to help other victims of human rights violations.

Repay As You Earn - The Flawed Government Program to Help Students Have Public Service Careers (Hardcover): Philip G. Schrag Repay As You Earn - The Flawed Government Program to Help Students Have Public Service Careers (Hardcover)
Philip G. Schrag
R2,029 Discovery Miles 20 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1993, Congress created a student loan repayment plan intended to enable high-debt graduates to accept low-income, public service jobs by reducing their loan payments and eventually forgiving part of their debts. But this Congressional initiative only helps those with catastrophically low incomes. It has failed to attract many users because, as implemented through regulations of the U.S. Department of Education, it requires payment over too long a period (25 years before forgiveness). Many students go to graduate and professional schools in pursuit of careers in public service. But they often must borrow $100,000 or more to finance their education. Their loan repayment obligations become so high that they can no longer afford to follow their ideals, and they abandon their plans to have public service careers and seek employment with corporations or firms offering high salaries. The income-contingent repayment plan should have appealed to would-be public interest lawyers, who are among the graduates with the highest debt-to-income ratios; but the plan has failed them, and Schrag explores why and how the plan should be reformed, either by Congress or by the federal administration.

Global Action - Nuclear Test Ban Diplomacy at the End of the Cold War (Hardcover): Philip G. Schrag Global Action - Nuclear Test Ban Diplomacy at the End of the Cold War (Hardcover)
Philip G. Schrag
R2,920 Discovery Miles 29 200 Out of stock

This book explores the strategies of the global movement to change American nuclear test ban policy at the End of the Cold War, and the sources and nature of the George Bush administration's resistance to change.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law - Concise Edition (Hardcover, 4th ed.): Lisa G Lerman, Philip G. Schrag Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law - Concise Edition (Hardcover, 4th ed.)
Lisa G Lerman, Philip G. Schrag
R5,560 Discovery Miles 55 600 Out of stock
Baby Jails - The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America (Hardcover): Philip G. Schrag Baby Jails - The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America (Hardcover)
Philip G. Schrag
R1,777 R1,552 Discovery Miles 15 520 Save R225 (13%) Out of stock

"I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between the women and the attorneys. While we talked, their children, most of whom seemed to be between three and eight years old, played with a few toys on the floor. It was hard for me to get my head around the idea of a jail full of toddlers, but there they were." For decades, advocates for refugee children and families have fought to end the U.S. government's practice of jailing children and families for months, or even years, until overburdened immigration courts could rule on their claims for asylum. Baby Jails is the history of that legal and political struggle. Philip G. Schrag, the director of Georgetown University's asylum law clinic, takes readers through thirty years of conflict over which refugee advocates resisted the detention of migrant children. The saga began during the Reagan administration when 15-year-old Jenny Lisette Flores languished in a Los Angeles motel that the government had turned into a makeshift jail by draining the swimming pool, barring the windows, and surrounding the building with barbed wire. What became known as the Flores Settlement Agreement was still at issue years later, when the Trump administration resorted to the forced separation of families after the courts would not allow long-term jailing of the children. Schrag provides recommendations for the reform of a system that has brought anguish and trauma to thousands of parents and children. Provocative and timely, Baby Jails exposes the ongoing struggle between the U.S. government and immigrant advocates over the duration and conditions of confinement of children who seek safety in America.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (Hardcover, 4th ed.): Philip G Schrag Lisa G Lerman, Philip G. Schrag Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (Hardcover, 4th ed.)
Philip G Schrag Lisa G Lerman, Philip G. Schrag
R6,521 Discovery Miles 65 210 Out of stock
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