Getting Started: Overview of Asylum Law and Process
For those new to asylum cases, this is the best place to start. The materials here provide a general overview of asylum law and procedure, with a focus on detained asylum cases.
As of July 16, 2019, non-Mexican asylum seekers who enter the U.S. via the southern land border are barred from asylum if they did not apply for and receive a denial of refugee status in a third country en route to the U.S. This overview explains the bar and its implications, as well as the limited exceptions to the bar.
This nuts and bolts week-by-week guide will guide you through all the steps and procedures involved in handling a detained asylum case. Print this out and refer to it throughout your work on your case.
A must-read for anyone working on asylum case, this brief practice guide summarizes the major bars to asylum and provides examples of factors in your client's case that would warrant further research and analysis as to whether a bar might apply.
If you are a volunteer attorney working on a case with the Immigration Justice Campaign, find out how to get individualized help with your case.