Latest Developments in Asylum Law

The Administration is attempting to severely limit asylum protections in many ways. Make sure to read the materials in this section for the latest updates on these limitations and how they may affect your client.



Webinar
62 Min.

Recorded Webinar: The Fight to Save Asylum

Immigration Justice Campaign
On June 15 the Trump Administration published a new regulation that, if implemented, would decimate the U.S. asylum system. The American Immigration Council and the Immigration Justice Campaign recently held a webinar outlining the most devastating aspects of this proposed rule. The speakers shared what you can to do fight back against this assault on people fleeing persecution. Watch the recording here.

Practice
Guide

Practice Alert: Coronavirus Asylum Claims Based on "Other Serious Harm"

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
A practice alert on arguing for "humanitarian asylum" in cases with past persecution and the potential in the future for "other serious harm" related to coronavirus.

Practice
Guide

FAQ On Asylum Eligibility for Asylum Seekers Turned Back at Ports of Entry Before July 16, 2019

American Immigration Council
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.

Practice
Guide

Overview of Asylum Third Country Transit Bar

Immigration Justice Campaign
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 resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Webinar
62 Min.

Latest Developments in the War on Asylum

Immigration Justice Campaign
A high-level overview of the latest Administration assaults on asylum seekers, including the "Remain in Mexico" policy, the third country transit bar to asylum, and removing asylum seekers to Guatemala.

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