AILA's Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure, 9th ed.

AILA's Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure, 9th ed.

AILA's Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure, 9th ed. (print)
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AILA's Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure, 9th ed. (ebook)
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Release Date: 11/30/2023
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Preorder your AILA’s Asylum Primer by November 6, and you will receive an exclusive invitation to join author Dree Collopy for a live video roundtable on November 15 at 1:00 pm (ET) to discuss the new book and developments in asylum law. Please bring all your burning questions and practical insights for the discussion.

The new edition of AILA's Asylum Primer is the comprehensive, practical guide to U.S. asylum law and procedure that has been updated to address changes since the release of the last edition in 2019.

The new edition includes updates, such as:

  • The state of particular social groups post-vacatur of Matter of A–B– I, Matter of A–B– II, and Matter of L–E–A– II
  • Legal developments in bars to asylum eligibility: the expanded safe third country agreement with Canada, the Mendez Rojas Settlement, Negusie and the persecutor bar, and new exemptions to the material support bar
  • New BIA precedent decisions addressing torturous conduct committed by public officials "acting under color of law" vs. actions of "rogue officials"
  • Tips for addressing affirmative asylum processing challenges: delayed receipts, online filing, backlogs, etc.
  • Utilizing the Mayorkas enforcement priorities and Doyle prosecutorial discretion memoranda in defensive asylum proceedings
  • Asylum processing at the border, including the Biden Administration's new "Asylum Processing" and "Circumvention of Lawful Pathways" rules
  • The impact of the J.O.P. litigation and Matter of M–A–C–O– on children seeking asylum
  • Developments in administrative and judicial review of asylum claims
  • Tips for addressing current EAD and I-730 challenges
  • When to file asylee adjustment of status applications, following the physical presence policy change
  • The Biden Administration's new parole programs
  • And more!

The Primer is your 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; and
  • A guide to sources of U.S. asylum law and historical development.

Order your copy today!

*Interested in a bulk purchase? Contact us to receive a bulk discount when purchasing 5 or more copies.

Dree K. Collopy, author of AILA’s Asylum Primer, is a leading authority on U.S. asylum law and policy. As a partner of Benach Collopy LLP in Washington, DC, Ms. Collopy represents and defends asylum seekers before the Department of Homeland Security, the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s Immigration Courts and Board of Immigration Appeals, and the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. While she focuses her practice on asylum matters, she also represents individuals seeking all forms of relief from removal, VAWA and U visa petitions, waivers of inadmissibility, family and employment-based visas, adjustment of status, and naturalization to U.S. citizenship. Ms. Collopy is known for her zealous and creative advocacy, methodical and thorough presentation of facts, evidence, and legal arguments, and impeccable and compassionate client service.

Ms. Collopy has authored several book chapters, articles, practice pointers, and op-eds, and she frequently lectures on cutting edge immigration issues. A recognized asylum expert, she serves on the AILA National Asylum and Refugee Committee. In that capacity, Ms. Collopy advocates for the fair and accurate implementation of U.S. asylum laws, keeps AILA’s membership informed about key changes in U.S. asylum law and policy, produces useful practice advisories and alerts to assist AILA members in representing their asylum-seeking clients, and builds relationships and works cooperatively with government officials to seek justice and equality for asylum seekers. She also makes regular and significant contributions to AILA’s policy and media advocacy efforts addressing asylum-related issues.

Ms. Collopy is deeply committed to the pro bono representation of indigent clients and securing their access to counsel. 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 and asylum seekers.

Ms. Collopy was awarded one of the AILA’s highest honors, the Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award, for her outstanding contributions made in the field of immigration and nationality law, and in both 2013 and 2016, she was awarded the AILA President’s Commendation Award for her work in advancing and defending the cause of refugees and asylum seekers.

Ms. Collopy brings to the Asylum Primer years of practical experience representing asylum seekers from all over the world and in every stage of the application process, as well as years of experience working with government officials, collaborating with other asylum experts across the country, and advocating in the media, on Capitol Hill, and in the White House to effectuate positive change for refugees and asylum seekers. Ms. Collopy understands how U.S. asylum law is applied in real-life settings and how to effectively present a compelling case before an adjudicator. She understands the evolution of asylum law and policy and the serious impact, both positive and negative, of even the smallest changes. She understands the range of services needed by asylum seekers and their family members. And she understands the challenges and rewards of representing victims of persecution and torture and their families.

Ms. Collopy earned her J.D. and Certificate in Law and Public Policy at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish at Grinnell College.