New Report: Study of BIA Decisions Reveals Thousands of Refugees Denied Asylum

A new joint report from Human Rights First, Heartland Alliance’s National Immigration Justice Center’s National Asylum Partnership on Sexual Minorities, and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights adds to the growing body of evidence that the arbitrary one-year asylum filing deadline leads to bona fide refugees being denied asylum in the United States. This report is the first to examine how the asylum deadline is handled by the BIA, the highest level of administrative appeal available to asylum seekers. The study analyzed 3,472 BIA asylum cases decided in January from 2005 to 2008. Read our press release


Published on October 21, 2010


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