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.



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Sample Asylum Brief with Transit Ban Argument

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief for our fictional client, Julian Ngongbo, that includes an argument that Mr. Ngonbgo should not be subject to the Asylum Transit Ban because he attempted to enter the U.S. prior to July 16, 2019.
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Sample Index of Submissions

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample index of exhibits in support of an asylum application.
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Sample Asylum Brief: Particular Social Group

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
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.
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Sample Asylum Brief: Political Opinion

University of Wisconsin Law School Immigrant Justice Clinic
A sample asylum brief. The claim involves a political dissident in Cuba who was persecuted on account of his political opinion.
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Sample Asylum Brief: Political Opinion

Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative
A sample brief in a political-opinion-based asylum claim.
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