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New credible fear guidelines cast uncertainty on asylum seekers coming to US

Jul 25, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Session’s overturning of the Matter of A-B- means domestic or gang violence are no longer grounds for asylum, a move that will have a primarily effect Mexican and Central American asylum seekers. CLINIC Senior Attorney Victoria Neilson comments on how the new threshold for establishing a credible fear will make it even harder for migrants in these situations to obtain asylum.

Read the full National Catholic Reporter article here.

GUEST BLOG: “More than a grade: How our Salvadoran asylum client taught us what it takes to be an attorney”

Jun 8, 2016
Abdulmajeed Alhogbani, with contributions by Barrett Bles, recent graduate of CUA Columbus School of Law

“Ok, I’d be willing to stipulate to humanitarian asylum.” We were approximately 30 minutes into the recess the Immigration Judge took, during which we were supposed to negotiate a favorable solution for our client, when DHS said the words we had been waiting to hear since we first met our client in October.

Asylum for domestic violence survivors: immigration advocates urge Board of Immigration Appeals to publish more precedent cases

Mar 1, 2016
Sital Kalantry and Carolyn Wald

Although Matter of A-R-C-G, the landmark board of Immigration Appeals  decision, gave women fleeing domestic violence a pathway to asylum, survivors continue to be routinely denied asylum by immigration judges who interpret the decision narrowly.