Gender-Based Asylum Claims - Recording (.MP3)

Gender-Based Asylum Claims - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded On 09/13/2016
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Audio Seminar (.MP3)
SKU AS2016-09-13-DL

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In 2014, the BIA issued a groundbreaking decision,
Matter of A -R -C -G -, recognizing domestic violence as a basis for asylum. Our panelists will discuss current law and best practices for presenting a gender-based asylum claim in light of this decision.

Featured Topics

  • Who Can Be Included in the Standards Set Forth in
    Matter of L -R - (DHS) and Matter of A -R -C -G - (BIA)?
  • Proving Abuse
  • Showing Government Inability/Unwillingness to Protect Clients
  • Establishing Nexus: Gender-Based Asylum in the Context of Race, Nationality, Religion, or Political Opinion
  • Humanitarian Asylum

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Dree K. Collopy (DL), AILA Author, AILA's Asylum Primer, 7th Ed., Washington, 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 chaired the AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee for several years and is the author of AILA's Asylum Primer. Dree has been active in the fight to end family detention, volunteering at the facilities in Artesia, NM, and Karnes City and Dilley, TX, and advocating on Capitol Hill and in the media. Dree has been recognized by AILA for her contributions to the field of immigration law and 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.

Scott Bratton, Cleveland, OH
Scott Bratton is a partner at Margaret Wong and Associates LLC. His practice includes removal defense, asylum, federal litigation, criminal law, and assistance in business and family-based immigration. Mr. Bratton has practiced immigration law for over 15 years and has been the attorney of record on numerous precedent-setting cases. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches asylum law.

Hiroko Kusuda, New Orleans, LA
Hiroko Kusuda is clinic professor and director of the Immigration Law Section of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Center for Social Justice. Prior to joining Loyola, Professor Kusuda was a detention attorney for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), she represented immigrants detained in Louisiana and Alabama, managed CLINIC's Louisiana Deportation and Detention Representation Project, and provided technical assistance to five Catholic diocesan immigration programs created after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf South region. Professor Kusuda is a long-time member of AILA, a mentor on removal defense and asylum law, and the recipient of the 2016 AILA Elmer Fried Excellence in Teaching Award.

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