International Relations, Domestic Politics, and Asylum Admissions in the United States
Salehyan, Idean, Rosenblum, Marc R., Political Research Quarterly
What explains variation in U.S. asylum approval rates across countries of origin? Previous research has found that humanitarian factors and diplomatic relations play an important role in shaping asylum decisions. This article examines the impact of domestic politics. The authors find that media and congressional attention play an important role in influencing how the executive branch makes enforcement decisions. Popular attention to asylum increases the importance of humanitarian concerns relative to instrumental factors. The effect of congressional attention depends on whether asylum is seen as an enforcement or humanitarian issue. The importance of these factors has also changed over …
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Publication information: Article title: International Relations, Domestic Politics, and Asylum Admissions in the United States. Contributors: Salehyan, Idean - Author, Rosenblum, Marc R. - Author. Journal title: Political Research Quarterly. Volume: 61. Issue: 1 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 104+. © 2002 Political Research Quarterly. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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