AILA Releases Eighth Edition of Asylum Primer

George Tzamaras
Belle Woods

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is proud to release the 8th edition of AILA's Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure, authored by Dree K. Collopy. This book is the comprehensive, practical guide to U.S. asylum law and procedure, and has been updated to address the myriad changes to asylum law since the release of the last edition in 2015.

AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson said, "Over the last 3 years we have seen dramatic changes in asylum law. When it comes to asylum, change seems to be the only constant. Immigration practitioners need the latest and most comprehensive tactics, strategies, and information to successfully seek relief on behalf of their clients. This book will help practitioners, both new and seasoned, navigate the shifting asylum landscape."

The book includes new chapters on seeking asylum protection at the border and representing asylum seekers with removal orders, and a new section on client representation skills and how to meet clients' burden of proof.

The book's author, Dree Collopy, noted, "From Matter of A-B-, to Grace v. Whitaker, to Matter of L-E-A- and beyond, there has been an upheaval of asylum law since 2015. Individuals facing gender-based persecution and gang violence, family units, those who traveled through a third country to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, and countless others have been further threatened by policies intended to limit their ability to lawfully seek asylum. This edition of AILA's Asylum Primer will be a guidebook for immigration practitioners fighting for due process and a fair day in court for their clients."

Those interested in learning more or purchasing AILA's Asylum Primer can find more information here.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 19090532.