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Unformatted text preview: ii. They are not fleeing political persecution, but are attracted to the vastly superior economic opportunities in the United States. iii. As such, they do not have a legitimate legal claim to remain in the United States. iv. However , if they were fleeing political persecution, the United States would be obligated under international and domestic law to protect them from further persecution b. Goals i. Intentions - allowing the mass of the boat people to remain in the United States would establish a precedent which would make it impossible to deny access to other "economic refugees," such as those from Mexico and other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. c. Key legal differences of being at Guantanamo vs. U.S. i. Outside jurisdiction of the U.S. and inside...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course AS AM 2 taught by Professor Park during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08