The Consequences of Immigration Reform for the US Courts of Appeals
University of Arizona - Department of Political Science
August 3, 2009
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 41
Keywords: immigration law, courts of appeals
Date posted: August 6, 2009