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Lives in the Balance

Lives in the Balance (New York University Press 2014) and

Rejecting Refugees, 52 William and Mary Law Review 651 (2010)

by

Andrew I. Schoenholtz
Philip G. Schrag
Jaya Ramji-Nogales

This website provides links to supplemental material for the book and article referenced above.

  1. The publications. Lives in the Balance is a statistical study of asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security over a 14-year period, Oct. 1, 1995 through June 8, 2009. Rejecting refugees is an earlier version of the three chapters of the book that concern the effects of the one-year deadline on asylum applications.
    1. Publisher's website for Lives in the Balance
    2. Text (.pdf) of Rejecting Refugees
  2. Methodological appendix for both works
  3. Regression and Estimation Appendices
    1. Regression Appendix
    2. Estimation Appendix
  4. Colored graphs of the Figures in Lives in the Balance
    1. Chapter 2
    2. Chapter 4
    3. Chapter 5
    4. Chapter 6
    5. Chapter 7
    6. Chapter 8
    7. Chapter 9
    8. Chapter 10
  5. Original datasets from the Department of Homeland Security of asylum applications that it adjudicated
    1. FY 1996
    2. FY 1997
    3. FY 1998 (cases filed before April 16, 1998, when the deadline took effect)
    4. FY 1998.5 (cases filed on or after April 16, 1998)
    5. FY 1999
    6. FY 2000
    7. FY 2001
    8. FY 2002
    9. FY 2003
    10. FY 2004
    11. FY 2005
    12. FY 2006
    13. FY 2007
    14. FY 2008
    15. FY 2009 (through June 8)
  6. Explanatory data from the Department of Homeland Security
    1. Entry codes
    2. Decision codes
    3. Country codes
  7. Survey instrument administered by the Asylum Office of the Department of Homeland Security to asylum officers, May, 2011.
  8. Responses to survey instrument.
  9. Biographical data for asylum officers who were trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2003-2008
    1. Questionnaire form
    2. Table of responses

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