After the Decision

There are many possible outcomes at the end of an individual hearing. The materials on this page will provide you with information about the different possible IJ decisions and what they mean, as well as practical guidance to give your client about what happens after the decision.



Practice
Guide

Post-Grant Information for Withholding of Removal

Immigration Justice Campaign
What happens after your client wins Withholding of Removal protection? This concise practice guide lays out the benefits and responsibilities attached to a Withholding of Removal grant, including how to obtain work authorization.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Link

Map of Torture Treatment Programs in the U.S.

HealTorture.Org
Many asylum seekers have survived torture. For those who are released from detention, there are a number of treatment centers for survivors of torture around the U.S. Mental and physical health services, social services, and other support may be available to both asylum seekers and people granted asylum. If your client survived torture, he or she might benefit greatly from these services.

Practice
Guide

I-730 Refugee/Asylee Family Reunification Practice Manual

Catholic Legal Immigration Network
A practical guide to filling out and filing the I-730, the application to bring the spouse and/or minor children of asylees to the U.S. as derivative asylees.

Practice
Guide

Post-Grant Information for Asylees

Immigration Justice Campaign
What happens after your client wins asylum? This concise practice guide lays out all the benefits and responsibilities attached to a grant of asylum, including work authorization, applying for a green card, travel outside the U.S., and obtaining derivative asylum status for the asylee’s spouse and minor children.

Webinar
81 Min.

Post-Grant Issues for Asylees

Immigration Advocates Network
This webinar hosted by the Immigration Advocates Network provides an overview of the different benefits available to people granted asylum in the U.S., including obtaining an unrestricted Social Security number, petitioning for derivative asylum status for spouses and children, applying for a green card, and travel outside the U.S.

Practice
Guide

Post-Grant Information for People Granted Convention Against Torture Relief

Immigration Justice Campaign
What happens after your client wins CAT protection? This concise practice guide lays out the benefits and responsibilities attached to a CAT grant, including how to obtain work authorization.

Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals


Webinar
45 Min.

Practicing Before the Board of Immigration Appeals

Immigration Justice Campaign
An expert practitioner offers tips and strategies for BIA practice, including a detailed discussion of the timeline and process for BIA appeals, tips on briefing, and a look at the different standards of review for BIA appeals.

Sample

Annotated Sample Notice of Appeal to BIA

Immigration Justice Campaign
The first step in appealing an immigration judge's decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals is the filing of an EOIR-26 Notice of Appeal with the BIA within 30 days of the immigration judge's decision. This annotated sample, along with the annotated supplement that follows on this page, will guide you through how to fill out an EOIR-26.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Sample supplement to EOIR-26

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample supplement to the sample EOIR-26 above, laying out the legal issues for appeal.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Practice
Guide

Overview of BIA Appeals

Immigration Justice Campaign
A concise practice guide to the what, when, where, and how of filing appeals of removal cases to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Sample Asylum Appeal Brief to the BIA

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals of a denial of asylum.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Sample CAT Appeal Brief to the BIA

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief for an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals of a denial of Convention Against Torture protection.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

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