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Pro Bono Webinar: Establishing Nexus in Asylum Cases After Matter of A-B-

In the past decade, establishing the “nexus” – the requirement that persecution was or will be “on account of” a protected ground – has become an increasingly challenging part of establishing asylum eligibility, particularly for asylum seekers from Central America.  The Attorney General’s recent decision in Matter of A-B-, while not primarily focusing on the nexus element, created additional challenges by implying that nexus will be difficult to establish when the persecutor has a “personal” relationship with the asylum seeker and seeming to ignore the concept of “mixed motives.”  Attorneys representing asylum seekers today must understand the current state of nexus case law and spend significant time gathering the particular evidence that will establish the nexus between the persecution and protected ground in their cases.  

Join asylum experts from the National Immigrant Justice Center and Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program on Friday, November 30 from 12-2 pm CT for a webinar regarding best practices for establishing nexus in asylum claims after Matter of A-B-.  This webinar will provide a brief overview of the nexus element and the impact of Matter of A-B-, and then provide tips for establishing nexus in different asylum claims, focusing specifically on the common claims presented by Central American asylum seekers.

Please click here to register for the webinar.  Please contact Anna Sears with any questions.

This webinar is intended for attorneys who have basic asylum knowledge.  Attorneys who are brand-new to asylum are encouraged to view NIJC’s Representing Detained and Non-Detained Asylum Seekers training webinar (available here) before participating in this webinar.  Additional information regarding the Attorney General’s decision in Matter of A-B- can be found in NIJC’s Matter of A-B- Practice Advisory, available here.