Critical Issues-Precedent Asylum Decisions of 2008-Downloadable

Critical Issues-Precedent Asylum Decisions of 2008-Downloadable

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Critical Issues-Precedent Asylum Decisions of 2008

This audio seminar was originally presented April 30, 2009.


The panelists will discuss the impact of recent precedent decisions issued by the BIA and the attorney general addressing gang-based asylum claims, as well as claims based on domestic violence, FGM and forced sterilization.

  • Gang-Based Claims - Matter of S-E-G-, Matter of E-A-G-
  • Domestic Violence - Matter of R-A-
  • FGM - Matter of A-T-
  • Forced Sterilization - Matter of J-S-
  • Practical Advice on the Application of the Decisions by Immigration Judges, the BIA, and Circuit Courts
  • Suggestions for Litigating the Issues Raised

Faculty

Regina Germain (dl), Denver, CO
Regina "Gina" Germain has practiced asylum law for the over 20 years and is author of AILA's Asylum Primer, now in its sixth edition. She teaches asylum law and an asylum law practicum at the University of Denver Sturm College Of Law. She also consults privately with attorneys handling asylum cases. She served on the 2011 AILA Annual Conference Program Committee and was awarded the annual Public Service Award from the AILA Colorado Chapter in 2010. She also currently serves on the ABA's Immigration Commission's Advisory Committee.


Stephen Manning, Portland, OR
Stephen Manning is an attorney at Immigrant Law Group PC in Portland, Oregon. He is the chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association amicus committee and a past chapter chair of the Oregon chapter. He is the recipient of the 2009 Edith Lowenstein Award and the 2010 Jack Wasserman Award for excellence in litigation (AILA Amicus Committee). His firm was awarded the Gerald H. Robison award for excellence in litigation in 2007.


Anwen Hughes, New York, NY
Anwen Hughes helps oversee Human Rights First's pro bono representation program for indigent asylum seekers. Ms. Hughes provides training and support to volunteers from law firms in New York and New Jersey who represent asylum-seekers and assists in Human Rights First's local and national advocacy on asylum issues. Before joining Human Rights First in 1999, Ms. Hughes was a staff attorney with Passaic County Legal Aid Society. She graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School


Karen Musalo, San Francisco, CA

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