Dealing with Denials

There are two avenues to appeal denials of credible and reasonable fear interviews: requesting review by an Immigration Judge, and requesting re-interview by the Asylum Office.



Practice
Guide

Vindicating the Rights of Asylum Seekers at the Border and Beyond

Urban Justice Center, Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project
This excellent guide provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the credible fear interview process.

Immigration Judge Review


Sample

Negative Reasonable Fear Determination

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
A transcript and written determination of a negative reasonable fear finding.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Client Declaration for IJ Review

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
A client declaration submitted for IJ review of the negative reasonable fear determination.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Direct Exam Questions for IJ Review

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
A list of questions for direct examination of client during negative reasonable fear determination IJ review.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Requests for Reinterview


Practice
Guide

RFR Filing Guide for Aurora, CO

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
Practical guidance on the necessary steps to take when filing a Request for Reinterview for a client detained in Aurora, CO.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

RFR Cover Letter

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
A letter to the New Orleans Asylum Office arguing for a reinterview for a client detained in Aurora, CO.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

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Supplement to RFR Cover Letter

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
Supplemental materials and argument for the request for reinteriew for a client detained in Aurora, CO.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

Sample

Notice of Credible Fear Determination After Reinterview

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
A positive credible fear determination from the New Orleans Asylum Office following a reinterview for a client detained in Aurora, CO.
This resource is restricted to volunteers actively working on cases.

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