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Terrorism, Immigration and Asylum Approval

Abel Brodeur and Taylor Wright

No 12635, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Using the universe of individual asylum cases in the United States from 2000-2004 and a difference-in-differences research design, we test whether Sept. 11, 2001 decreased the likelihood that applicants from Muslim-majority countries were granted asylum. Our estimates suggest that the attacks resulted in a 4 percentage points decrease in the likelihood that applicants from Muslim-majority countries are granted asylum. The estimated effect is larger for applicants who share a country of origin with the Sept. 11, 2001 attackers. These effects do not differ across judge political affiliation. Our findings provide evidence that emotions affect the decisions of judges.

Keywords: courts; crime; immigration; judicial decision; sentencing and terrorism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 K4 K37 P48 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-law and nep-mig
Date: 2019-09
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Published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2019, 168, 119-131

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