A Fast Track to Refuge, or a Pathway to Nowhere? Designing Successful Priority 2 Group Designations

5 AILA Law Journal 211 (2023)

21 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2023

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Betsy L. Fisher

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: December 2023

Abstract

Priority 2, or P-2, group designations, offer the promise of efficient refugee resettlement processing for groups of refugees that share common characteristics. But many P-2 groups—most of all, those designated for the Iraqi Direct Access Program—have failed to advance efficient resettlement for their members. This article identifies the traits required for successful P-2 designations: having easily identifiable members, offering a benefit that other referral mechanisms do not, facilitating access to refugee processing, providing accurate information about processing, and operating for a reasonable period. In many cases, other programs and methods of referral, including encouraging<br>individual referrals of a targeted group, will achieve better access to refugee resettlement.

Keywords: refugee resettlement, U.S. immigration law, P-2 resettlement

Suggested Citation

Fisher, Betsy L., A Fast Track to Refuge, or a Pathway to Nowhere? Designing Successful Priority 2 Group Designations (December 2023). 5 AILA Law Journal 211 (2023), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4667223

Betsy L. Fisher (Contact Author)

University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
United States

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