Bars to Asylum
Asylum Bar Questions
A list of examples of questions asked of all asylum applicants in order to assess whether a statutory bar to asylum exists. This is a non-exhaustive list and a sample of potential questions that may be asked of your client during the asylum interview.
IJC: Asylum Training and Resources
Immigrant Justice Campaign Asylum Training and Resources for pro bono attorneys representing asylum seekers.
Immigration Equality: Asylum Manual
Immigration Equality Asylum Manual is a handbook intended for use by pro bono attorneys and immigration attorneys working on LGBTQ/HIV asylum cases.
TRAINING: VECINA: Representing Afghan Nationals in Affirmative Asylum Proceedings
VECINA’s comprehensive course on affirmative asylum representation for Afghans evacuees. In this course, you will learn everything from the legal basis for asylum to what to file in an affirmative application to how to prepare a client for the asylum interview.
Q&A, TRIG and Exemptions for Afghans (June 2022)
Q&A from June 2022 HRF TRIG training with Anwen Hughes.
VIDEO: TRIG and Exemptions for Afghans (June 2022)
This training discusses the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State’s recent announcement of exemptions to the TRIG that can benefit vulnerable Afghans.
VIDEO: HIAS: Asylum for Afghans 201: Bars to Asylum and Common Concerns (Mar 2022)
Slides from a HIAS and ABA training on asylum for Afghans, including bars to asylum and common concerns.