Tricky Asylum Issues: Backlogs, Ethics, and the Filing Deadline - Recording (.MP3)
As asylum office and immigration court backlogs grow, asylum seekers often must wait a considerable amount of time to be interviewed by USCIS or for their court hearings to be scheduled. What actions can you take when it is impossible for your client to appear in court to file an asylum application before the one-year filing deadline? The speakers will discuss strategies for filing timely asylum applications before USCIS and the immigration courts, identify tips on arguing an exception to the one-year filing deadline where court backlogs prevented timely filing, and address procedural and ethical considerations when filing affirmative cases before USCIS.
- Lodging and Filing an Asylum Application with the Immigration Court for Purposes of the One-Year Filing Deadline
- Arguing an Exception to the One-Year Filing Deadline Based on Court Backlogs
- Jurisdictional Jiu Jitsu: When Should the I-589 Be Filed with USCIS Rather Than the Immigration Court?
- Affirmative Asylum Applications
- Strategies for Filing Given the Backlog
- The Ethics of Filing to Get Your Client into Removal Proceedings
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