The New Reality for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT: Updates at the Border

The New Reality for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT: Updates at the Border

The New Reality for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT: Updates at the Border - Seminar Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 12/01/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

The United States has long been a country that protected the persecuted and the vulnerable. In recent years, however, this reputation has been tarnished. The Trump Administration destroyed the asylum processing system with its unduly aggressive, highly restrictive policies. Immigration attorneys and advocates expected the Biden Administration to fix this. However, a combination of the Biden Administration dragging its feet and ongoing litigation has resulted in slow restorative progress. Our panel of experts will break down the latest updates in the processing of asylum claims at the border, and advise on best practices and strategies for navigating this complex system.

Featured Topics:

  • The Latest Updates and Recent Developments
  • Explaining the May 2022 Asylum Processing Rule for Recent Arrivals
  • How to Approach Mendez Rojas Cases That Did Not Make the April 22, 2022, Deadline

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Homero López, Jr. (DL), New Orleans, LA

Homero López, Jr. is the Legal Director at and co-founder of ISLA, where he focuses on providing direct representation to detained individuals throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. He's a member of the ABA's Commission on Immigration and an adjunct professor at both Loyola and Tulane Law Schools in New Orleans. He graduated from Tulane Law School in 2010.

Suryia Rahman, New York, NY

Suryia Rahman is a managing attorney at Gehi & Associates. She has worked extensively with asylum applicants and previously worked as an asylum officer with USCIS. Ms. Rahman received her JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law (2013).

Edna Yang, Austin, TX

Edna Yang is the Co-Executive Director for American Gateways, formerly the Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA), where she oversees the programs and services for the agency. Edna served as the Agency’s Deputy Director from 2015- 2020 and Legal Director from 2006-2015. She received her BA in Russian Language and Literature and Political Science from the University of Michigan and graduated with a JD and an MA in International Studies from American University in Washington, DC.

Roxana V. Muro, Los Angeles, CA

Roxana Muro practices Immigration Law in Southern California, focusing on removal defense before the Immigration Courts. She is an active member of AILA. Ms. Muro received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law (2002).

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.

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