18 December 2013

Regional Focus: North America

"Asylum Abuse: Is it Overwhelming our Borders?", U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Hearing, Washington, DC, 12 Dec. 2013 [access]
- Follow link for webcast video, witness testimonies, and statement of the chairman.  See also related statements from AILA and Human Rights First, and blog posts from The Asylumist and Immigration Impact.

"Asylum Claims Plummet after Reforms to Refugee System," The Record, 13 Dec. 2013 [text]

"The Culture of Rights Protection in Canadian Refugee Law: Examining the Domestic Violence Cases," McGill Law Journal, vol. 58, no. 3 (2013) [full-text]

"Immigration: Claims for Asylum Soar," Los Angeles Times, 12 Dec. 2013 [text]
- Note: This article references a newly released report from the U.S. Congressional Research Service (CRS).  However, it's unclear if the "report" is really a new CRS report or rather testimony from a CRS expert at the above-mentioned hearing on asylum abuse. If the former, I will include a link when the text becomes publicly available.

Litigating Refugees: An Empirical Examination of Trends in Canadian Federal Court Jurisprudence Prior to Refugee Reform and Legal Analysis of Common Issues against International Norms (UNHCR Ottawa, Nov. 2013) [text]

Media Conference Call on U.S. Asylum System at the Mexican Border (Human Rights First, Dec. 2013) [text]

Refugee Claimant Service Providers: Negotiating Shifting Policies, Practices and Perceptions in Atlantic Canada, Working Paper, no. 50 (Atlantic Metropolis Centre, May 2013) [text]

Refugee Congress Gathering Brings New Voice to US Policy Debate (UNHCR, Dec. 2013) [text]

Temporariness in Canada: Establishing a Research Agenda, Working Paper, no. 99 (CERIS, March 2013) [text]

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