Requests for IJ Review and Reinterview or Reconsideration (RFR)
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.
Expedited Removal Guide
This excellent guide provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the credible fear interview process.
Immigration Judge Review
Negative Reasonable Fear Determination
A transcript and written determination of a negative reasonable fear finding.
Client Declaration for IJ Review
A client declaration submitted for IJ review of the negative reasonable fear determination.
Direct Exam Questions for IJ Review
A list of questions for direct examination of client during negative reasonable fear determination IJ review.
Requests for Reinterview
Practice Guide: RFR Week by Week Guide
This nuts and bolts week-by-week guide will guide you through all the steps and procedures involved in handling a RFR for a client who has received a negative fear determination.
RFR Filing Guide for Aurora, CO
Practical guidance on the necessary steps to take when filing a Request for Reinterview for a client detained in Aurora, CO.
RFR Cover Letter
A letter to the New Orleans Asylum Office arguing for a reinterview for a client detained in Aurora, CO.
Supplement to RFR Cover Letter
Supplemental materials and argument for the request for reinteriew for a client detained in Aurora, CO.
Notice of Credible Fear Determination After Reinterview
A positive credible fear determination from the New Orleans Asylum Office following a reinterview for a client detained in Aurora, CO.