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dc.contributor.authorEllison, Charles Shaneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-24T16:08:49Z
dc.date.available2019-06-24T16:08:49Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.citationCharles Shane Ellison, Defending Refugees: A Case for Protective Procedural Safeguards in the Persecutor Bar Analysis, 33 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 213 (2019).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/123075
dc.description.abstractFor refugees and asylum seekers, application of the so-called persecutor bar is tantamount to a death sentence. However, the Board of Immigration Appeals -- without any real deliberation--has arrived at an interpretation of a generic-relief, burdenshifting regulation to allow for application of the persecutor bar based upon very little evidence. Even mere membership in a group with a poor human rights record has been held sufficient to switch the burden of proof and apply the bar. While the recent holding of Matter of Negusie, 27 I&N Dec. 347 (June 28, 2018) can be read and understood largely as a victory for refugees on the question of the duress defense to the bar, that decision is under review by the AG. Additionally, more work is needed to solidify capacious procedural safeguards in the application of the bar ab initio before adjudicators even reach questions of duress. Safeguards are crucial because the current procedures allow adjudicators to apply the bar merely where there is possible assistance in persecution. Given the dearth of past scholarly attention devoted to procedural application of the persecutor bar, this article aims to contribute to this nascent, timely, and largely-untouched discussion. I argue here that it is only where the record contains a preponderance of the evidence to allow an adjudicator to find actual assistance in persecution -- and the applicant is given fair notice and opportunity to respond--that the statute, case law, and international law allow the persecutor bar to be applied.en_US
dc.titleDefending refugees: A case for protective procedural safeguards in the persecutor bar analysisen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright (c) 2019 Charles Shane Ellisonen_US
dc.description.volume33en_US
dc.title.workGeorgetown Immigration Law Journalen_US
dc.description.pages213-259en_US
dc.subject.fastEmigration and immigration lawen_US
dc.subject.fastPolitical refugeesen_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/908736en_US
dc.url.fasthttp://id.worldcat.org/fast/1069678en_US
dc.date.year2019en_US
dc.date.monthWinteren_US
dc.description.issue2en_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Lawen_US
dc.url.link3https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3397678en_US
dc.url.link1https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?lname=&public=false&collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/geoimlj33&men_hide=false&men_tab=citation_tab&kind=citation&page=213&t=1561392410en_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorEllison, Charles Shaneen_US
dc.identifier.ssrnhttps://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=3082109en_US


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