The Consequences of Immigration Reform for the US Courts of Appeals

41 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2009  

Chad Westerland

University of Arizona - Department of Political Science

Date Written: August 3, 2009

Abstract

In this paper, I examine the consequences of the changes in the administrative procedures for appeals in immigration cases for circuit court judges. I discuss these changes and offer a model of decision making in immigration appeals. By analyzing a newly collected dataset of immigration decisions, I find that these reforms have dramatically changed how judges make decisions in immigration cases.

Keywords: immigration law, courts of appeals

Suggested Citation

Westerland, Chad, The Consequences of Immigration Reform for the US Courts of Appeals (August 3, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1443381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1443381

Chad Westerland (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - Department of Political Science ( email )

315 Social Sciences Building
P.O. Box 210027
Tucson, AZ 85721-0027
United States

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