This article was published in Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 247, 2010


The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA) added major new restrictions to U.S. asylum law. Several other laws passed in the wake of 9/11 produced additional restrictions. Various proposals to modify or even eliminate the changes made by IIRI¬RA and the post-9/11 laws have been introduced over the years; the Refu¬gee Protection Act of 2010 (RPA) is the most prominent recent example of these efforts. As this Article details, the RPA has much to commend within it, especially its proposed elimination of the one year deadline for asylum applications that was originally imposed by IIRIRA.


Administrative Law | Immigration Law

Date of this Version

February 2011