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OPLA Asylum Training Materials

May 17, 2023 (1 min read)

David L. Cleveland, May 16, 2023 - "The Office of Principal Legal Advisor, [OPLA], a component of ICE, released a 321-page document:“Asylum and Protection Law,” [September 9, 2021], in response to a FOIA lawsuit by the Louise Trauma Center. This article will quote some of the material. The pages are available on the “Political Opinion” page at, entitled “OPLA Asylum September 2021.”

- Part One

- Part Two

David L. Cleveland was the Chair of the AILA Asylum Committee [2004-05] and has secured asylum or withholding for persons from 48 countries. Based in Washington DC, he is available at .