Jason Dzubow


UK Scraps DNA Testing for Asylum Seekers

http://www.asylumist.com/2011/06/22/uk-scraps-dna-testing-for-asylum-seekers/ www.asylumist.com A short-lived attempt by Great Britain to determine the nationality of asylum seekers was unceremoniously dumped after it…more
 /  Immigration Law

Asylum for Mexican HR Activist Spotlights Problems in Mexico and the US

Last week, the U.S. government granted asylum to Cipriana Jurado, a Mexican human rights activist who feared persecution by the Mexican army. According to the Associated Press, Ms. Jurado’s “friend and long-time human rights…more
 /  Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Liu v. Holder: Frivolous Asylum Applications

In examining Ms. Liu’s case, the Court found that the Board’s adverse credibility finding was supported by substantial evidence. However, “a finding of frivolousness does not flow automatically from an adverse credibility…more
 /  Immigration Law

DHS and Mentally Ill Respondents: Why Is the Fox Guarding the Hen House?

According to the Immigration Policy Center, over the last year or so, DHS has been working with stakeholders to improve the situation for mentally ill aliens in immigration court. Some issues are: (1) The absence of a formal…more
 /  Immigration Law

Must Attorneys Always Ask Their Clients About FGM?

In a strongly-worded dissenting opinion, Judge Harry Pregerson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court wrote that an immigration attorney provided ineffective assistance of counsel for failing to ask her client…more
 /  Immigration Law

Mental Health for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Refugees and asylum seekers more often than not arrive in the United States after having endured difficult conditions and traumatic experiences. As a consequence, many are affected by stress and trauma-related mental health…more
 /  Immigration Law

Afghanistan’s Best and Brightest Seek Asylum Abroad

The number of Afghan asylum seekers has surpassed the number of people fleeing Iraq and Somalia, making Afghanistan the leading producer of asylum seekers in the world. In 2009, 27,057 Afghans sought official protection in…more
 /  Immigration Law, Indigenous Peoples, International Law & Trade

Muslim Refugee Army Set to Invade America… Or Is It?

What is so offensive about Dr. Williams’s canard is his implication that something is wrong with Muslim refugees (and Muslims in general). To Dr. Williams, we are at war with Muslims, and anything we do to help a Muslim only…more
 /  Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

The Unbearable Lightness of BIA-ing

In an average year, the Board of Immigration Appeals decides over 35,000 cases, but publishes less than 40 decisions. The small number of published decisions provides insufficient guidance to the nation’s Immigration…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Amicus Brief on Sexual Violence as Torture in Argentine Case

The brief notes that international law concerning sexual violence is a relatively recent development: “When the International Criminal Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda began their work, they encountered a…more
 /  Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Indigenous Peoples, International Law & Trade
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