Barred from Justice: The Duress Waiver to the Material Support Bar

11 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2015 Last revised: 7 Mar 2019

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Teresa Messer

The Law Office of Teresa Messer

Date Written: September 15, 2015

Abstract

Under the Material Support Bar, an individual who has fled his or her home country due to persecution may be barred from obtaining asylum protection in the United States for providing “material support” to a terrorist organization. This bar can apply even though the individual provided such support against their will. This Article recommends legislative, administrative, and practical solutions to this unjust outcome.

Keywords: asylum, material support, terrorism, terrorism bar, persecution, immigration, duress

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K33, K39, K30, K40, K41, K49

Suggested Citation

Messer, Teresa, Barred from Justice: The Duress Waiver to the Material Support Bar (September 15, 2015). Houston Law Review-e: Off the Record, Volume 6, Issue 1, Sept. 15, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2661112

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