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Advanced Issues in Asylum and Withholding of Removal

March 20, 2018
Web Seminar

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Presented 03/20/2018
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Live Web Seminar
SKU WS2018-03-20

Twenty percent of asylum-seekers are denied because they missed the one-year filing deadline. Our panel of asylum experts will discuss strategies for dealing with this problem, and provide several examples of exceptions to the one-year deadline. Panelists also will address best practices for winning withholding of removal when the one-year deadline cannot be overcome, and review recent developments and complex issues in asylum and withholding law.

Featured Topics

  • Exceptions to the One-Year Deadline
    • Extraordinary Circumstances: Serious Illness or Mental or Physical Disability, Legal Disability, Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, and Maintenance of Lawful Status
    • Changed Circumstances in Country of Nationality or Changed Personal Circumstances
  • When You Can’t Get Around the One-Year Deadline: Winning Withholding of Removal
  • Family as Social Group: Matter of L–E–A–
  • Asylum and Withholding Applicants with Criminal Issues, INTERPOL Red Notices
  • Dual Nationalities, Firm Resettlement, and Other Common Challenges

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Dree K. Collopy (DL), AILA Author, AILA's Asylum Primer, 7th Ed., Asylum and Refugee Committee Chair, DC
Dree K. Collopy is a partner of Benach Collopy LLP, where she devotes her practice to defending and representing individuals in asylum matters, removal proceedings, federal court litigation, VAWA and U visa petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, and complex adjustment of status and naturalization applications. A recognized asylum expert, Dree has chaired the AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee and is the author of AILA's Asylum Primer. She serves on working groups developing nationwide policy advocacy and litigation strategies on behalf of refugees, mentors pro bono attorneys, and frequently lectures and publishes on cutting-edge asylum (and other immigration) issues. Dree has been recognized for her contributions to the field of immigration law and for her work in advancing and defending the cause of refugees, receiving the AILA President's Commendation Award in both 2013 and 2016, and the Joseph Minsky Award in 2014. Dree earned her J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and her B.A. from Grinnell College.

Paul O'Dwyer, AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee, New York, NY
Paul O'Dwyer successfully represents clients before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, immigration courts, federal district courts, and courts of appeals. Mr. O'Dwyer also litigates other immigration matters in the immigration courts and in federal court, including re-opening cases with prior deportation orders, applications for special immigrant status, cancellation of removal, and waivers of inadmissibility. He frequently writes articles and speaks at seminars on immigration law, and provides training for other immigration attorneys on a regular basis.

Hiroko Kusuda, New Orleans, LA
Hiroko Kusuda is clinic professor of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. Under her supervision, student practitioners represent clients before the immigration courts and the BIA, DHS, and federal courts. Prior to joining Loyola, Professor Kusuda was detention attorney at Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). Professor Kusuda is a frequent guest speaker and moderator at conferences and seminars on various immigration law topics. A long-time AILA member and mentor of asylum and removal defense, Professor Kusuda is a member of Louisiana State Bar and Federal Bar Associations. Professor Kusuda received Gillis Long Poverty Law Center's Public Service Award in 2014, the Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award from AILA in 2016, and AILA MidSouth Chapter Pro Bono Award in 2017.

The speaker's/author’s views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author’s experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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The Advanced Issues in Asylum and Withholding of Removal web seminar takes place Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on March 19, 2018.

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