Researching Specific Issues in Asylum Law
Throughout the asylum representation you will need to research various aspects of asylum law. The resources below address asylum law generally, as well as selected specific issues.
Overview of Asylum, Withholding, and CAT
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.
A comprehensive and detailed overview of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture.
Particular Social Groups
The recent Attorney General decision in Matter of L–E–A– addresses the question of whether persecution based on family ties qualifies as grounds for asylum. While the AG’s decision is disappointing, it does not bar all family-based particular social group (PSG) claims for asylum. The expert faculty in this audio seminar break down the AG’s decision and provide tips on how to respond to Matter of L–E–A– in your asylum cases.
A thorough analysis of the impact of Matter of A-B- and practice tips for how best to craft and argue particular social groups in light of that case.
On July 29, 2019, the Attorney General issued a decision, Matter of L-E-A-, which attempts to limit the availability of asylum to people whose persecution is based on their family relationships. This practice advisory is crucial for anyone whose client fears such persecution; it walks through what the decision does and does not say, and offers strategies and practice tips on addressing the decision.
In this September 2018 article, three asylum law experts discuss recent jurisprudence on particular social groups in asylum cases and provide suggestions and guidance on how best to frame social group arguments.
This webinar was recorded at an in-person training hosted by the Immigration Justice Campaign on November 13, 2018 in New York City. Expert practitioners Anna Byers, Jeffrey Chase, and Anju Gupta discuss the development of the case law around the "particular social group" ground for asylum, and offer practical tips and strategies on how best to frame and present asylum claims based on a particular social group.
A practice advisory summarizing the Attorney General's June 2018 decision, Matter of A-B-, and offering strategies for handling asylum claims, especially those involving domestic violence or gangs, in light of that decision.
Seven months after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued Matter of A-B- , expert practitioners discuss how the decision has been implemented, trends at all levels of adjudication, and legal arguments and strategies for a post-A-B- world.