Washington Law Review


Shelley M. Hall


The Ninth Circuit and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) historically have disagreed about the application of human rights norms in many areas of asylum law. Although recent decisions by the BIA indicate more receptiveness toward the Ninth Circuit's broader approach, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 seeks to stifle judicial review in many areas of immigration law, including asylum. This Comment analyzes the potential impact of the law on the development of asylum jurisprudence and recommends areas for future dialogue between the Ninth Circuit and the BIA.

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