Problematic Trends at Local Asylum Offices

Problematic Trends at Local Asylum Offices

Release Date: 6/24/2022
Recording Available 7-14 Days After Event Date
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 min. No

Join members of the AILA Asylum & Refugee Committee in discussing issues they and other members are currently experiencing at local asylum offices, including:

Discussion Topics

  • Lengthy interviews or wait times
  • Poor interpretation
  • Delayed decisions
  • Routine referrals of cases subject to the one-year filing deadline
  • Problems filing supporting documentation
  • The inability of counsel to play a meaningful role during interviews

If you would like to report a trend on an issue you are seeing at an asylum office, please use the following link:

This roundtable is available only to AILA members and not CLE eligible. AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.

Kathryn Weber, AILA Asylum & Refugee Committee Co-Chair, Chicago, IL

Gregory Fay, AILA Asylum & Refugee Committee Member, Phoenix, AZ

Randall A. Chamberlain, AILA Asylum & Refugee Committee Member, New York, NY

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.