How to Succeed with a Family-Based Asylum Claim in the Aftermath of <em>Matter of L–E–A–</em> - Recording (.MP3)

How to Succeed with a Family-Based Asylum Claim in the Aftermath of Matter of L–E–A– - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 10/21/2019
CLE Eligible No
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2019-10-21-DL

Earlier this summer, U.S. Attorney General (AG) William Barr issued a decision in Matter of L–E–A– addressing the question of whether persecution based on family ties qualifies as grounds for asylum. While the AG’s decision is disappointing, it does not bar all family-based particular social group (PSG) claims for asylum. Our expert faculty will break down the AG’s decision and provide tips on how to respond to Matter of L–E–A– in your asylum cases.

Featured Topics

  • How Much Did the AG’s Decision Change the Policy? An Overview of the Family-Based PSG Analysis Post-L–E–A–
  • Formulating a Successful Family-Based PSG Based on the AG’s Decision
  • Proving a Family's Social Visibility Through Witness Testimony and Documentary Evidence
  • What Have the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals Said? Existing Precedent Addressing Family-Based PSGs, Current Efforts to Challenge L–E–A–
Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.


Lory Diana Rosenberg (DL), Asheville, NC

Lory Diana Rosenberg, CEO of IDEAS Consultation and Coaching, is a senior attorney at Immigrant Defenders Law Group, sought-after mentor, and certified empowerment coach. She provides cutting-edge strategy and legal analysis in complex cases and appeals, helping attorneys overcome blocks to their business, financial, and emotional growth, so they can succeed in making a difference. A former appellate judge on the Board of Immigration Appeals, co-author of Immigration Law and Crimes, and litigation director of several non-profits, Ms. Rosenberg is a national speaker and trainer, active in efforts to defend due process and humanize brutal enforcement practices. A long-time AILA member, she has received the Helton Human Rights Award and Edith Lowenstein Award for advancing the practice of immigration law.

Jeffrey S. Chase, New York, NY

Jeffrey S. Chase is an immigration lawyer in New York City. He is of counsel to the law firm of DiRaimondo & Masi, LLP. Jeff is a former Immigration Judge and Senior Legal Advisor at the Board of Immigration Appeals. He is a past recipient of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) Pro Bono Award, and previously chaired AILA's Asylum Reform Task Force. Jeff organized a group of former immigration judges and BIA Members in filing amicus briefs, issuing press statements, and submitting written testimony to Congress. He has served as a mentor for the Immigration Justice Campaign. His immigration law blog can be found at

Ashley Huebner, Chicago, IL

Ashley Huebner is an associate director of legal services at the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and oversees NIJC's asylum and immigrant children's programs. She is currently a member of the AILA National EOIR Liaison Committee. Ashley conducts legal trainings and provides technical support to a network of pro bono attorneys representing more than 500 individuals seeking asylum and other relief through NIJC each year. She specializes in asylum issues related to gender-based claims and unaccompanied children, and is actively involved in impact litigation related to complex asylum issues, including gender and gang-based claims. Ashley received her B.A. from Marquette University and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Andrea Meza, San Antonio, TX

Andrea Meza is the director of RAICES' legal services program at the Karnes family detention center in Karnes City, Texas. She began her work at Karnes as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, then served as the Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching and Advocacy Fellow at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program for the 2017 academic year before returning to RAICES. Andrea received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

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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