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The new and updated edition of Deborah Anker’s Law of Asylum in the United States has just been released. The book is a comprehensive treatise on U.S. asylum law and includes a detailed discussion of all the elements of the refugee definition: the meaning of well-founded fear, persecution, and the five grounds (race, religion, nationality, social group membership, and political opinion). It also discusses withholding of removal protection and protection under the Convention Against Torture. The book describes, interprets, and provides extensive authority, synthesizing different strands and sources of U.S. domestic law, with references to international sources. It covers basic procedures for applying for asylum and related relief, and it reviews other forms of protection available to asylum seekers. Anker’s book is available for purchase through Thompson West.
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