The Material Support and Persecutor of Others Bars-Downloadable

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The Material Support and Persecutor of Others Bars

This 90 minute web seminar was originally presented live on August 16, 2011.

In the years since the REAL ID Act came into effect, the Department of Homeland Security has interpreted the material support to a terrorist organization and persecutor of others bars increasingly broadly. Cases languish for years at the Service Centers and asylum applicants find themselves defending their association with organizations long since dissolved or barred for having succumbed to extortion threats. This panel will discuss the current state of the law and offer practical tips for navigating the administrative process.

  • Material Support Tiers I, II & III—How Terrorist Organizations Are Designated
  • How “Material” Is Material?—The De Minimis Exception
  • Extortion and War Taxes—the Duress Exception
  • Persecutor of Others; Common Fact Patterns and Pitfalls
  • Tips for Avoiding a Material Support or Persecutor of Others Designation
  • It Is Not Over Until It Is Over—Adjustment Delays and Revocation Proceedings
  • Strategies for Revocation Interviews & Holding USCIS to Its Burden

CLE Information

CA, CO, GA, HI*, IL*, IN, ME, MS, MO, MT, NV*, NJ, NM, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, VT, WA, and WV. To view the number of CLE credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please use our CLE Calculator.


  • Attorneys must apply individually for approval of OnDemand programs in the following states: FL*, ID, ND, PR, and UT.
  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys request after participation for the following states: DE*, LA, NC, and WY

Not Eligible for CLE: AL, AR, IA, KS, KY, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, RI, TN, TX, VA, and WI.

*Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit depending on the date of the original presentation. OnDemand downloadable and CD-Rom expiration details are available. Please visit the CLE Center to view your jurisdiction's credit restrictions and CLE requirements.

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Kathleen C. Gasparian (DL), Metairie, LA

Kathleen C. Gasparian earned her law degree in 2002 from Loyola University in New Orleans. Upon completion of her degree, she served in the attorney general’s Honors Program as a judicial law clerk for EOIR. She has authored and co-authored several articles on various aspects of immigration law and frequently presents on a variety of immigration issues. She is a past chair of the AILA Mid-South Chapter, and currently serves on the AILA National EOIR Liaison Committee.

Emily Good

Emily Good is the director of the refugee and immigrant program at The Advocates for Human Rights in Minneapolis. She frequently speaks about and provides training on asylum law for pro bono attorneys and immigration practitioners. For the past five years, she has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota teaching the immigration law clinic.

Melanie Nezer, Washington, DC

Melanie Nezer is senior director for U.S. policy and advocacy for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). Ms. Nezer directs the Washington, D.C. office, coordinating closely with the immigration and refugee services department. Before joining HIAS, Ms. Nezer was the immigration policy director for what is now the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. Ms. Nezer obtained her J.D. from Boston College Law School and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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