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  • Convention Against Torture (CAT)

    Convention Against Torture (CAT)

    As per international and U.S. law, the principle is clear that an individual cannot be returned to a country where they are likely to be subjected to torture. US law has created a legal process specifically designed to comply with the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment…

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  • Withholding of Removal

    Withholding of Removal

    For nearly a century, the United States has upheld a fundamental promise: no person shall be deported to a country where they would face persecution. In line with laws enacted to honor this commitment, tens of thousands of individuals seek protection in the United States each year. The majority of these individuals apply for asylum.…

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  • The Convention Against Torture

    WHAT IS THE CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE (CAT)? You may have seen or heard the term CAT in connection to the asylum process, but what is it? Introduction The first step in seeking asylum protection in the U.S. is to file an I-589 asylum application. On the Form I-589 asylum application there is a little checkbox…

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  • When Is A Government “Unable or Unwilling” To Protect Someone & Sexual Orientation Is A PSG

    When Is A Government “Unable or Unwilling” To Protect Someone & Sexual Orientation Is A PSG

    The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), issued a precedential decision on asylum law, providing more guidance on how asylum applicants can meet the requirements of showing that a government is “unable or unwilling” to protect them from harm by private actors. Matter of C-G-T-, 28 I&N Dec. 740 (BIA 2023). When An Asylum Applicant Doesn’t…

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  • Affirmative Asylum Applicants Must Provide Interpreters Starting September 13, 2023

    Affirmative Asylum Applicants Must Provide Interpreters Starting September 13, 2023

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that affirmative asylum applicants must bring an interpreter to their asylum interview if they are not fluent in English or wish to proceed with their interview in a language other than English, starting September 13, 2023. Sign language interpreters are the only exception to this requirement. USCIS continues to…

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  • Asylum Interview Interpreter Requirements Updated

    Asylum Interview Interpreter Requirements Updated

    USCIS announced to policies that will be taking effect on September 13, 2023. Anyone attending an asylum interview after September 13, 2023, will be required to bring an interpreter to their interview if they are not able to do the interview in English. See the new affirmative asylum interpreter requirements below. AFFIRMATIVE ASYLUM INTERPRETER REQUIREMENTS…

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  • ASYLUM EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

    GETTING EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) THROUGH ASYLUM AND THE 180 DAY ASYLUM CLOCK HOW DO I APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION AFTER I HAVE APPLIED FOR ASYLUM? For instructions on how to apply for employment authorization after you have applied for asylum, visit the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov/i-765 to review the Form I-765, Application forEmployment Authorization, and…

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  • Immigration Judges that Deny and Grant the Most Asylum Cases

    Immigration Judge Who Denies The Most Cases NYC The Judge with the highest percentage of asylum denials is a tie between IJ Menkin  and IJ Burns both with 83% denial rates for asylum cases. This does not include the detained docket where denial rates are usually higher for multiple reasons.  Immigration Judge Who Grants The…

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  • Convention Against Torture (CAT)

    The Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, commonly known as the Convention Against Torture (CAT), is an international human rights treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1984.

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