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International Journal of Refugee Law
February 10, 2010

A Comparative Analysis of the Response of the UNHCR and Industrialized States to Rapidly Fluctuating Refugee Status and Asylum Applications: Lessons and Best Practices for RSD Systems Design and Administration
By James C. Simeon

Growing criticism and concerns regarding consistency in asylum appeal rulings led then Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, to initiate measures, in 2006, that would improve both the quality and performance of the US Immigration Courts and the BIA.117 The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) has undertaken an extensive multi-year study of these initiatives and found that ‘in the hiring, training, and quality assurance measures – key components of the changes promised to the Attorney General – much remains to be done’.118

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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