Asylee/Refugee Flow Chart

One law, four paths. From the Human Rights First website.

Fourth Circuit on evidence: Tassi v. Holder

"[O]ur analysis of Tassi’s petition for review exposes several categories of error. For example, the IJ contravened the principle that corroborative evidence supporting an asylum application cannot be rejected solely because it does not strictly comport with the rules of evidence or because...

USCIS Refugee and Asylum Engagement at TSC on Sept. 13, 2012

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 08/30/2012 05:31 PM EDT Dear Stakeholder, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Texas Service Center (TSC) invites any interested individuals to participate in a daylong engagement on asylum and refugee issues...

Juárez Man Granted Asylum; Family Killed by Cartels

"A U.S. immigration court in a rare action granted asylum to a citizen of Mexico who fled Juárez after 11 of his relatives were killed by suspected drug cartel-sponsored extortionists, El Paso lawyer Carlos Spector said Monday. The court found that asylum petitioner Christian Chaidez, 30...

Gang and Cartel Violence: A Reason To Grant Political Asylum from Mexico and Central America

"People fleeing gang violence in Mexico and Central America have been, for the most part, denied asylum in the U.S. Nonetheless, modern interpretations of refugee and international law suggest that there is more merit to these claims for asylum than is currently accepted. U.S. courts have focused...

CA5 on AOS, 209(b): Siwe v. Holder

"We therefore grant Siwe’s petition on this issue and hold that an alien, like Siwe, whose asylum has been terminated, is not prohibited from applying for adjustment of status under Section 209(b). ... We therefore grant Siwe’s petition for review as to this issue and vacate the BIA’s...