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Avenues to Asylum: Collaborations between Medical and Legal Professionals

On a personal basis, my experiences with attorneys have been confined to generally unpleasant but necessary conversations about money and real estate, all of which are memorialized in hourly fees. However, in my human rights...more

Form I-9 Guidance for Refugees and Asylees

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Special Counsel of the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a joint State Letter on employment eligibility requirements...more

INTERPOL's Need for Reform as Recommended by Fair Trials International

This is the second in a series of posts addressing the current call for INTERPOL's reform. Fair Trials International recently released a report containing its recommendations for change to INTERPOL's current system. ...more

Class Action Litigation Concerning USCIS Procedure for Issuing Work Permits to Asylum Applicants Brought to a Close

On November 4, 2013, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted final approval of the revised ABT Settlement Agreement, bringing to a close class action litigation that began in December...more

Travel as a wanted person without INTERPOL's involvement- the Snowden dilemma

The case of Edward Snowden has not been discussed in this blog until now because INTERPOL is reportedly not involved in Mr. Snowden's case, and no Red Notice exists in his name. The case does, however, provide an interesting...more

Not Your Average Asylum Seeker: Avoiding Extradition Snowden Style

Edward Snowden, the former technical contractor for the National Security Agency who caused quite a sensation by disclosing highly classified documents that reveal the existence and scope of the United States government’s...more

“ABT Settlement Agreement” For Asylum Applicants

Under the Settlement Agreement in B.H., et al. v. USCIS, et al., No. CV11-2108-RAJ (W.D. Wash.) (also referred to as “ABT Settlement Agreement”), certain individuals who seek to file an asylum application or have already...more

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