NIJC litigates gender-based asylum claims at the immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the federal courts of appeals. NIJC believes that gender can form the basis of a particular social group and that individuals who have suffered or fear violence based on their…
Special Considerations When Representing Detained Applicants for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Relief under the Convention Against Torture
Updated February 2013
This manual offers basic guidelines for attorneys representing asylum seekers who are detained in the custody of U.S. Immigration…
NIJC is a nationally recognized expert in asylum claims
based on membership in a particular social group.
NEW: Click here for NIJC's new Practice Advisory: Applying for Asylum After Matter of A-B-
NIJC is actively involved in litigating issues related to the Board of Immigration Appeals’…
What are the Terrorism Bars?
The United States has always had the ability to prevent individuals from entering the United States based on concerns that they present a danger to the security of the country. After 2001, however, Congress enacted several pieces of legislation that purport to…