AILA's Asylum Primer, 7th Ed.

AILA's Asylum Primer, 7th Ed.

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Release Date August 2015
ISBN 978-1-57370-376-5
Length 1,644 pages
Format Print
SKU 53-76
The new edition of AILA's Asylum Primer is the comprehensive, practical guide to U.S. asylum law and procedure that has been completely updated to address all changes since the release of the last edition in 2009. In addition, it has been expanded to address new and emerging issues.

The Asylum Primer is the all-in-one reference that is

  • a comprehensive, procedural "walk-through" of the entire U.S. asylum process from an asylum-seeker's entry into the country through his or her acquisition of U.S. citizenship
  • a manual of strategies and practical guidance for creative and zealous advocacy
  • a guide to sources of U.S. asylum law and historical development

The 7th edition provides expert analysis and advice on crucial areas, such as

  • new credible fear standards
  • gang- and gender-based asylum claims
  • procedures for unaccompanied children
  • burdens of proof, standards of proof, and evidentiary burdens on asylum-seekers
  • legal standards for demonstrating eligibility for asylum, protection under the Convention Against Torture, related forms for relief, and more
  • border apprehensions and seeking relief while subject to expedited or reinstatement of removal
  • family detention and bond practice
  • seeking immigration and public benefits for those granted relief
  • eligibility requirements for adjustment of status as an asylee or refugee seeking §209(c) waivers of inadmissibility
  • termination of relief and strategies for fighting termination
  • filing cases before USCIS and the immigration courts
  • administrative or judicial review of denials of relief
    and more!

AILA's Asylum Primer can help you tackle basic, as well as complex, asylum issues, from the minute you receive the case until the time the file is closed.

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Dree K. Collopy is a partner at Benach Ragland LLP. An experienced advocate, Ms. Collopy devotes her practice to defending and representing individuals in removal proceedings, asylum matters, federal court litigation, VAWA and U visa petitions, family-based visa petitions, and complex adjustment of status and naturalization applications. She develops thorough and creative legal strategies and is steadfast in fighting for her clients' rights. A recognized asylum expert, she serves as Chair of the AILA Asylum and Refugee Liaison Committee. She mentors pro bono attorneys, develops case materials and strategies for the representation of detained women and children refugees, and serves on working groups developing nationwide policy, advocacy, and litigation strategies on behalf of refugees. She co-directs the Immigration Litigation Clinic at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she is a member of the adjunct faculty and supervises law students representing indigent clients in removal proceedings before the U.S. immigration courts.

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