• Contact Us
  • Create Account
  • Sign In
Immigration Justice Campaign Text Logo
An initiative of:
AIC
AILA
AIRP

Index of Samples

Please note that in addition to using these samples, we recommend that you explore the practice guides, webinars, and other resources found throughout our training pages.


Asylum


Sample

Sample I-589 Asylum Application

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample completed I-589 (for a fictional client) with detailed annotations that guide you through best practices in filling out the form.

Sample

Sample Client Declaration

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample client declaration with detailed annotations that guide you through how to write a client declaration.

Sample

Sample Index of Submissions

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample index of exhibits in support of an asylum application.

Sample

Sample Medical Forensic Evaluation

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample forensic medical evaluation corroborating an asylum seeker's injuries and scars.

Sample

Sample Lay Witness Declaration

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample forensic medical evaluation corroborating an asylum seeker's injuries and scars.

Sample

Sample Certificate of Interpretation

Immigration Justice Campaign
Sample certificate of interpretation to attach to an English language document that was read to a client in his or her own language.

Sample

Sample Motion to Withdraw as Counsel

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion to withdraw as counsel for a client who was released from detention while his removal case was pending.

Sample

Sample Motion to Convert Individual Hearing to Master Calendar

Immigration Justice Campaign
A motion requesting that an individual hearing be converted to a master calendar hearing, to give the asylum seeker and attorney more time to prepare the case.

Sample

Sample Motion to Extend Filing Deadline

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion to request that the filing deadline for supporting documents be extended.

Sample

Sample Motion for Telephonic Appearance

Immigration Justice Campaign
A motion to permit telephonic appearance of an expert in a detained asylum case.

Sample

Sample Motion for Untimely Filing

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion to use to request that the court accept an untimely filing of evidence. As always, make sure to consult the Immigration Court Practice Manual for formatting and procedural requirements for motions.

Sample

Sample Motion for Continuance

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion for a continuance at the Elizabeth detention center.

Sample

Sample Motion to Change Venue

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion to change venue. If your client is released from detention while her or his case is pending, he or she will need to file a motion to change venue to the immigration court with jurisdiction over her or his new residence.

Sample

Sample Asylum Briefs

Immigration Justice Campaign
As part of the preparation for your client’s hearing, you may draft a pre-hearing brief. This page contains sample briefs on a range of issues.

Sample

Sample Witness List

Immigration Justice Campaign
You will need to submit a witness list, even if the Respondent is the only witness who will be testifying at the Individual Hearing.

Sample

Sample Direct Examination Questions

Immigration Justice Campaign
In the weeks leading up to your client’s individual hearing, you will prepare your client and any witnesses to testify. The materials on this page will help you prepare for the hearing.

Bond


Sample

Motion for Custody Redetermination – New Arrivals

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is a sample with instructions for your Motion for Custody Redetermination (i.e. the request for a Bond hearing) along with an index of exhibits and a certificate of service.

Sample

Proposed Order Template

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is a template for a proposed order that can be used for any kind of motion. All motions must be accompanied by a proposed order.

Sample

Sample Bond Sponsor Letter

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is an example of a sponsor letter that gives you an idea of what such a letter should contain.

Sample

Sample Simple Motion for Telephonic Appearance

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is for cases outside of the El Paso court, where we are confident the judge will grant the Motion for Telephonic Appearance.

Sample

Motion to Appear Telephonically (Template)

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is a template to be used in our cases with EPIC in El Paso, where judges are less likely to grant these motions (please speak to our Technical Assistance Attorney during office hours before using this template).

Sample

Sample Full Set of Filed Documents

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is an example of a full filing for a remote bond case, with comments.

Sample

Motion for Custody Redetermination – New Arrivals

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is a sample with instructions for your Motion for Custody Redetermination (i.e. the request for a Bond hearing) along with an index of exhibits and a certificate of service.

Sample

Sample Bond Sponsor Letter

Immigration Justice Campaign
This is an example of a sponsor letter that gives you an idea of what such a letter should contain.

Sample

Motion for Bond Re-Determination – Bond Reduction

Immigration Justice Campaign
A motion to ask the judge to reconsider and reduce a bond. This is only used after an Immigration Judge has already held a bond hearing before.

Sample

Motion for Bond Hearing – Changed Circumstances

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample motion requesting a new bond hearing in light of changed circumstances of the respondent.

Sample

Bond Appeal Brief

Immigration Justice Campaign
Brief filed in support of an appeal of a bond denial.

Parole


Sample

Sample Sponsor Letter for Parole

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample of a letter written by a parole sponsor in support of a parole request.

Sample

Sample Parole Request Letter (1)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample letter requesting parole for a client detained at the Denver Contract Facility in Aurora, CO.

Sample

Sample Parole Request Letter (2)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample letter requesting parole for a client detained at the Elizabeth Detention Facility in Elizabeth, NJ.

Sample

Sample Parole Packet

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample parole filing for a detained asylum seeker. Packet includes a list of exhibits in support of the parole request; sample G-28 for detained client; letter to ICE requesting parole; and letter of support from the client’s parole sponsor.

Board of Immigration Appeals


Sample

Annotated Sample Notice of Appeal to the BIA

Immigration Justice Campaign
The first step in appealing an immigration judge's decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals is the filing of an EOIR-26 Notice of Appeal with the BIA within 30 days of the immigration judge's decision. This annotated sample, along with the annotated supplement that follows on this page, will guide you through how to fill out an EOIR-26.

Sample

Sample Supplement to Notice of Appeal

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample supplement to the sample EOIR-26 above, laying out the legal issues for appeal.

Sample

Sample Motion for Extension of Time

Immigration Justice Campaign
A template motion for an extension of time in which to submit one's brief.

Sample

Sample BIA Brief, Asylum (credibility, corroboration)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals on a denial of asylum.

Sample

Sample BIA Brief, Asylum (direct appeal and remand, pro se respondent)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals of a denial of asylum seeking a remand for consideration of new, previously unavailable evidence.

Sample

Sample BIA Brief, Asylum (due process, remand, administrative notice)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals of a denial of asylum seeking remand to cure due process violations

Sample

Sample BIA Brief, Asylum (nexus, past persecution, CAT)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals of a denial of asylum and protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.

Sample

Sample BIA Brief, Asylum and Withholding of Removal (nexus, internal relocation)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals of a denial of asylum and protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.

Sample

Sample Brief, Asylum, Withholding of Removal and CAT (particularly serious crime)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals on a denial of asylum, withholding of removal and protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture addressing whether the applicant's criminal conviction constitutes a particularly serious crime.

Sample

Sample BIA Brief, Interlocutory Appeal (venue)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals on an interlocutory appeal of a denial of a motion for a change of venue.

Sample

Sample BIA Brief, Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals on a denial of an application for cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents.

Sample

Sample BIA Brief, Withholding of Removal (DHS appeal)

Immigration Justice Campaign
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals of the Department of Homeland Security's appeal of a grant of withholding of removal.
About Our Model Volunteer Advocacy Get Trained Join

The American Immigration Council warns non-citizens to guard against spoofing phone calls from ill-intended individuals seeking to create panic among our immigrant community. To learn more, please go to scam.immigrationcouncil.org.

1331 G St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C., 20005 | 202-507-7500
Copyright © 2021 American Immigration Lawyers Association & American Immigration Council. All rights reserved.
Terms and Conditions