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NIJC’s asylum manual provides an overview of the U.S. asylum process and provides basic guidelines for attorneys representing asylum seekers.
This is the second part of a two-part virtual, pro bono asylum training led by experts from
the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).
This is the first part of a two-part virtual, pro bono asylum training led by experts from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).
This document reflects the shared commitment NIJC and pro bono attorneys agree to when embarking on a collaboration for a new case.
COVID-19 guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys.
EOIR has changed the filing deadline for non-detained merits hearing back from 30 days to 15 days before the merits hearing.
An overview of pro bono representation for asylum cases with NIJC.
An overview of pro bono representation for LGBT matters with NIJC.
Chicago OCC prosecutorial discretion memorandum and cover sheet
A new standing order for the Chicago Immigration Court orders parties to confer in advance of hearings regarding the ICE OPLA enforcement priorities memorandum.
This guide offers an overview of terminology relevant to conducting and interpreting intake interviews with Arabic-speaking LGBTQ asylum seekers.
NIJC provided best practices for working with asylum seekers and developing supporting evidence in order to prepare strong asylum claims, as well practice pointers for representing LGBT clients.
NIJC attorneys will provide participants with an intensive introduction to asylum law as well as updates and practice considerations when representing LGBTQ asylum seekers.
Sample certificates of translation to submit with translated foreign language affidavits and documents.
Sample certificate of service
Updates and guidance for pro bono attorneys regarding the new and increased USCIS fees and fee waiver eligibility rules that go into effect on October 2, 2020.
*Last updated September 30, 2020.*
This summary provides an update on two new attacks on the U.S. asylum system and employment authorization eligibility for asylum seekers.
*Updated September 30, 2020*
Updates and guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys regarding filing immigration forms and documents during the COVID-19 period.
NIJC leads a discussion about the Trump administration's proposed new rules that would eviscerate what is left of the asylum system. Take action but submitting a comment to the proposed rules.
During this Asylum Training for Pro Bono attorneys, NIJC experts provide details on how to present and prepare an asylum case and will include a focus on representing LGBT identifying asylum seekers.