Useful documents for attorneys representing asylum seekers


Below are links to training materials, sample documents, practice advisories and government memos pro bono attorneys may need over the course of representing asylum seekers. Additional, general materials are available on the Legal Materials page.  Pro bono attorneys are also encouraged to peruse the Administrative Policy Updates page, which provides information regarding changes in immigration policy and procedure.

Asylum Training Materials

Immigration Court Guidelines and Manuals

Particular Social Group Claims

Asylum Corroboration

More resources coming

The "Asylum Clock" and Employment Authorization
On September 14, 2016, EOIR issued a new policy memorandum regarding the filing of asylum applications outside of an immigration court hearing.  This memorandum supersedes many of the documents below.  Please click here for more information.

Bars to Asylum


Information and Resources for Asylees