Drafting Asylum Brief
As part of the preparation for your client’s hearing, you may draft a pre-hearing brief. This page contains sample briefs on a range of issues.
NOTE that as of February 20, 2020, pre-hearing briefs in Immigration Court are limited to 25 pages.
Sample Withholding of Removal: Nicaraguan Political Case
Sample brief from a client eligible only for withholding of removal and Convention Against Torture protection.
Sample Asylum Brief: Particular Social Group
This brief is for an asylum claim by a Guatemalan woman who faced death threats from a gang. The grounds for asylum articulated are two particular social groups: testifying prosecutorial witnesses, and Guatemalan women.
Sample Asylum Brief: Political Opinion
A sample asylum brief. The claim involves a political dissident in Cuba who was persecuted on account of his political opinion.
Sample Convention Against Torture Brief: Transgender Mexican Woman
A sample brief from a Convention Against Torture case involving a transgender Mexican woman. This sample can be used when your client is not eligible for asylum or withholding of removal.
Sample Asylum Brief: Particular Social Group and Political Opinion
This brief is for an asylum claim by a Honduran woman who faced death threats from a gang. The grounds for asylum articulated are a family based particular social group and political opinion.