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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.



Practice
Guide

Expedited Removal Guide

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


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Negative Reasonable Fear Determination

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
A transcript and written determination of a negative reasonable fear finding.

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Client Declaration for IJ Review

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network
A client declaration submitted for IJ review of the negative reasonable fear determination.

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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.

Requests for Reinterview


Practice
Guide

Practice Guide: RFR Week by Week Guide

Immigration Justice Campaign
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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.