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Immigration Law

Groups File Complaint Against Houston Asylum Office

NIPNLG, SPLC et al., Apr. 27, 2022Systemic Deficiencies at the Houston Asylum Office in Assessments of Credible and Reasonable Fear Cause Harm and Irreversible Damage to Asylum Seekers

"We, the undersigned organizations, jointly file this complaint to request an investigation into the severe violations of due process and statutory obligations in the conduct of credible fear interviews (CFIs) and Reasonable Fear Interviews (RFIs) by representatives of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). While many of the issues we raise have occurred in numerous asylum offices, the Houston Asylum Office has a particularly egregious record of conducting these screenings and we therefore ask that you investigate the Houston Asylum Office’s conduct."

American Gateways

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Immigration Equality

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

National Immigration Project (NIPNLG)

Refugee and Immigrant center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) 

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Texas A&M University School of Law - Legal Clinics

University of San Francisco - Immigration & Deportation Defense Clinic and Migration Studies Program