PDP
PDP
Skip to content Skip to navigation menu
Your browser is not supported by this site.
Please update to the latest version, or use a different browser for the best experience.
Law of Asylum in the United States, 2016 ed.

Product details:

Format: Book - softbound
Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2016
ISBN: 9780314647603
Service #: 40785101
Sub #: 40785102
Pages: 1108
Shelf Space: 2 in.
Publication frequency: Annually
Update method: Replacement pamphlets

Can we help?

Contact Us 
Call 1-888-728-7677

Law of Asylum in the United States, 2016 ed.

102370776

Availability:

In stock
(details)
102370776
102370776
One time purchase
$283.00
Purchase the current version only, no updates will be sent.


Monthly pricing
$21.00/month
Convenience of fixed monthly payments and long term price protection. Choose 24 or 36 months. All updates, revisions, and new editions included.


Law of Asylum in the United States is an authoritative presentation of U.S. asylum law, long considered a must-have publication for practitioners, students, and teachers. It is frequently relied upon and cited by decision makers. Law of Asylum describes and interprets applicable U.S. laws, as well as numerous international sources, providing an up-to-date analysis of all aspects of asylum law.

This edition addresses current hot topics such as the recent decision in Matter of A-R-C-G-, finding a Guatemalan woman subject to severe spousal abuse eligible for asylum as a member of a particular social group, as domestic violence may form a basis of an asylum claim and gender may define a particular social group, and the rethinking of social distinction and particularity in social group claims. In addition, the extensive Procedures Appendix, added last year, has been expanded and thoroughly updated to provide an invaluable resource for practitioners and researchers interested in the U.S. asylum and related processes. Law of Asylum also addresses fundamental issues such as:

  • The meaning of "well-founded fear" and "persecution"
  • The five grounds for asylum (race, religion, nationality, social group membership, and political opinion)
  • Withholding of removal protection and protection under the Convention Against Torture
  • Claims based on childhood status and gender-based persecution
  • When nonstate actors can be considered agents of persecution
  • Extensive coverage of gang membership/opposition to gangs
  • Elements of proof
  • Credibility determinations
  • Recent changes in statutory language enacted with the REAL ID Act
  • BIA cases on social distinction and particularity