Lives in the Balance (New York University Press 2014)
Rejecting Refugees, 52 William and Mary Law Review 651 (2010)

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

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.

2. Methodological appendix for both works.

3. Regression and Estimation Appendices:

Regression Appendix
Estimation Appendix

4. Colored graphs of the Figures in Lives in the Balance.

5. Original datasets from the Department of Homeland Security of asylum applications that it adjudicated:

FY 1996
FY 1997
FY 1998 (cases filed before April 16, 1998, when the deadline took effect)
FY 1998.5 (cases filed on or after April 16, 1998)
FY 1999
FY 2000
FY 2001
FY 2002
FY 2003
FY 2004
FY 2005
FY 2006
FY 2007
FY 2008
FY 2009 (through June 8)

6. Explanatory data from the Department of Homeland Security:

Entry codes
Decision codes
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:

Questionnaire form
Table of responses