Asylum Rights and Wrongs: What the Proposed Refugee Protection Act Will Do and What More Will Need to Be Done

27 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2011

Date Written: February 2011

Abstract

The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) added major new restrictions to U.S. asylum law. Several other laws passed in the wake of 9/11 produced additional restrictions. Various proposals to modify or even eliminate the changes made by IIRIRA and the post-9/11 laws have been introduced over the years; the Refugee Protection Act of 2010 (RPA) is the most prominent recent example of these efforts. As this Article details, the RPA has much to commend within it, especially its proposed elimination of the one year deadline for asylum applications that was originally imposed by IIRIRA.

Keywords: asylum, immigration, expedited removal, Refugee Protection Act, administrative law

Suggested Citation

Pistone, Michele, Asylum Rights and Wrongs: What the Proposed Refugee Protection Act Will Do and What More Will Need to Be Done (February 2011). Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 247, 2010; Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2011-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1769971

Michele Pistone (Contact Author)

Villanova University School of Law ( email )

299 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085
United States
619-519-5286 (Phone)
619-519-5672 (Fax)

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