U.S. immigration law allows persons to seek asylum on five protected grounds. An applicant for asylum must prove that s/he is a refugee as defined by statute and in certain instances is subjected to pre-screening processes before being allowed to proceed before an Immigration Judge. Recent changes have affected who is eligible for asylum, streamlined the process, and increased the burden of proof. This panel will provide answers to frequently asked questions and assumes prior knowledge of basic asylum law and immigration litigation processes.
One hour of CLE credit will be offered to the surrounding MCLE states.