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Getting Started: Overview of Credible/Reasonable Fear Process

The first step in representing asylum applicants in their credible or reasonable fear interviews is understanding what these interviews are, how they work, and how they fit into the entire asylum process.



E-course
90 Min.

Representing Clients in Credible and Reasonable Fear Interviews

Immigration Justice Campaign
This short online course will prepare attorneys to represent asylum seekers at credible and reasonable fear interviews with USCIS Asylum Officers. For many detained asylum seekers, this is the necessary first step in the process of seeking protection in the United States.

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.

Link

USCIS Q&A on Credible Fear Screening

USCIS
This Q&A by USCIS provides some important information about credible fear interviews

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