Friday, December 20, 2013
From the Immigrant Legal Resource Center:
Essentials of Asylum Law, 2nd Edition
The second edition of this comprehensive survey of the basic elements of asylum law now includes a thorough overview of asylum procedure, complete with practice tips for preparing and presenting an asylum claim.
This publication is intended for advocates who want to understand the law and are new to representing asylum clients, as well as seasoned practitioners needing a thorough review of current standards.
Essentials of Asylum Law offers an expansive explanation of the legal theories and rules underpinning current asylum claims. This manual explores each of the legal elements of an asylum claim, including:
Definition of persecution and the requirements to demonstrate a “well-founded fear” of persecution
An extensive discussion of the five enumerated grounds, including a detailed overview of the nexus requirement and most cutting-edge particular social groups
Legal bars to asylum, including statutory and procedural bars
An explanation of the corresponding waivers and exceptions
The second edition of this publication explores both the affirmative application process through a claim filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the defensive application process in immigration court.