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.
Asylum in the United States
A brief overview of the asylum system in the United States, including how asylum is defined, eligibility requirements, and the application process.
Week by Week Guide for Detained Asylum Cases
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.
Timeline for Defensive Asylum Applications
This timeline outlines the main steps an attorney should take when seeking defensive asylum for their client.
One Pager on Asylum Eligibility
This one-pager highlights the essential elements of asylum eligibility in the U.S. May serve as a useful reference during interviews with detained clients.
Pitfalls in Asylum Cases
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.
Mock Asylum Hearing
This video contains a mock asylum hearing. Watching it as you start preparing your case will give you a good sense of the work you will be doing.