First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"Schrag…captures the details of political maneuvering in congressional committees and on the floor. He goes behind the scenes to show how coalition-building practiced by public interest advocates succeeded in defeating some proposals favored by then-Speaker Newt Gingrich." -- Legal Times
"A Well-Founded Fear casts a brilliant light on the real world of legislation in the United States. This book would be my first choice for anybody seeking a serious understanding of how Congress works." -- Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University
"Philip Schrag was a central player defending refugee protections in the battle over the 1996 immigration law. What good fortune that he has now captured that experience in print. But A Well-Founded Fear delivers far more than an engaging historical account, especially in its wise insights on public interest lobbying and the personal choices that drive such efforts." -- David A. Martin, Doherty Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School
"…gives a definite account of the problem." -- F.H. Wu, Howard Univeristy
"In A Well-Founded Fear, Professor Philip Schrag of the Georgetown Univeristy Law Center recounts the battles waged in the 104th Congress over the 1996 immigration law. Schrag, a public interest lobbyist during the skirmishing, captures the details of political maneuvering in congressional committees and on the floor. He goes behind the scenes to show how coaliation-building practiced by public interest advocates succeeded in defeating some proposals favored by then-Speaker Newt Gingrich and Republican allies and managed to change others. The result, says Schrag, is a law not as harsh as the chairmen of the immigration committees would have wanted." -- Legal Times