Barred from Justice: The Duress Waiver to the Material Support Bar
11 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2015 Last revised: 7 Mar 2019
Date Written: September 15, 2015
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
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