Crafting a Winning Particular Social Group for an Asylum Case - Recording (.MP3)

Crafting a Winning Particular Social Group for an Asylum Case - Recording (.MP3)

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Presented 8/27/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-08-27-DL

After recent interpretations by the attorney general and the BIA narrowing the scope of "particular social groups" (PSGs), practitioners have been left wondering how to craft a social group definition that will pass scrutiny. What is working, what is not working, and what are the alternatives? Our panel of experts will address practical tips regarding crafting PSGs. They also will examine the current state of the law after some federal courts have started pushing back.

Featured Topics

  • How Should I Frame the PSG? How Many PSGs Should I Present for My Client?
  • How to Show "Social Distinction"
  • How to Craft Non-Family PSGs
  • Recent PSG Decisions in Federal Court
  • How to Distinguish Your Case and Use Legal Authority to Create a Successful PSG
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on PSG Cases

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Tammy Lin (DL), San Diego, CA

Tammy Lin opened her practice in 2016 after almost nine years working for a nonprofit where she was hired to start the asylum program. She is a two-time former AILA San Diego Chair, former chair and current member of AILA National’s Media and Advocacy Committee and Removal Defense Online Course Committee member. Ms. Lin earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Jason Dzubow, Washington, DC

Jason Dzubow is an immigration attorney in Washington, DC. He specializes in asylum, family immigration, and appeals. He has taught at George Washington University Law School and George Mason University. He volunteers at the BIA Pro Bono Project and blogs at

Michael J. Tisocco, Seattle, WA

Michael J. Tisocco is a first-generation American from Mexican and Italian parents and he speaks Spanish fluently. He is the founding member of Tisocco Immigration PLLC. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is a regular speaker on Immigration matters. Named a “Rising Star” in Immigration Law for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, he co-founded the Attorney of the Day Program at the Northwest Detention Center. He also volunteers with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, AILA Military Assistance Program, OneAmerica, QLAW, Latino Bar Association of Washington, Entre Hermanos and El Centro de la Raza.

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.