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The immigration adjudication system in the United States is in serious need of reform. While much attention has focused on one of the principal adjudicators, the Immigration Judges, recent research conducted by Philip Schrag, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, and Andrew Schoenholtz has shown that policymakers and adjudicators should be examining all levels of decision making. This includes not only decisions at the Immigration Court level but also at the Asylum Office, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Circuit Courts. In Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication, the authors found a troubling degree of inconsistency at all levels that track individual merits decisions.

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21 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 55 (2008)