Elise N. Blasingame

Elise N. Blasingame is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on issues of representation in American politics and has been published in Routledge Press, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Public Health and Political Research Quarterly.

How Trump’s Quota Policy Transformed Immigration Judging

In new research, Elise Blasingame, Christina Boyd, Roberto Carlos, and Joseph Ornstein explore how the Trump administration used a quota policy for immigration judges working under the Department of Justice's purview to influence how they adjudicated cases. The authors find the policy successfully nudged more judges to rule against immigrant plaintiffs.

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