Terrorism, Immigration and Asylum Approval
Abel Brodeur and
No 12635, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
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)
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Published in: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2019, 168, 119-131
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