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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals of a denial of asylum seeking a remand for consideration of new, previously unavailable evidence.
A sample brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals of a denial of asylum and protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.
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.