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April 17, 2012 USCIS Asylum Memo

Implementation of Reasonable Fear Processing Timelines and APSS Guidance: This memorandum implements the reasonable fear processing timelines and reporting mechanisms introduced in the September 28, 2011 Joseph Langlois memorandum, "Proposed Reasonable Fear Performance Goals." It also revises...

Detained Asylum Seekers Sue DHS to End Long Waits for 'Reasonable Fear' Interviews

"ACLU Foundation of Southern California, ACLU of Northern California, and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), along with the international law firm Reed Smith LLP, today filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California on behalf of thousands of immigrants fleeing persecution...

DHS, Immigrants Reach Deal Over Delays In Reasonable Fear Interviews (Alfaro Garcia v. Johnson) - Law360

Law360, July 8, 2015 - " A class of immigrants who fear persecution in their home countries reached a settlement with federal officials Tuesday in California district court over delays in interviews with asylum officers, with the government agreeing to make a decision on such fear claims within...

Notice of Proposed Settlement & Hearing in 'Reasonable Fear Determination' Class Action: Alfaro Garcia v. Johnson

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AND HEARING IN CLASS ACTION INVOLVING DETAINED NON-CITIZENS WHO ARE AWAITING A “REASONABLE FEAR DETERMINATION” ALFARO GARCIA, ET AL. V. JOHNSON, ET AL., Case No. 4:14-cv-01775-YGR IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA...

CA9 on Reasonable Fear Determinations, Reinstatement, Standard of Review: Andrade-Garcia v. Lynch

Andrade-Garcia v. Lynch, Apr. 29, 2016 - "Nelson Andrade-Garcia petitions for review of the immigration judge’s determination, in a reasonable fear proceeding, that he lacked a reasonable fear of torture and therefore is not entitled to relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) from...

CA11 on Jurisdiction, Reasonable Fear, Reinstatement: Jimenez-Morales v. Lynch

Jimenez-Morales v. Lynch, May 2, 2016 - "[T]he question we must address is whether the conclusion of the reasonable fear proceeding made Mr. Jimenez-Morales’ premature 2014 petition for review ripen into one that gave us jurisdiction. The government says no, while Mr. Jimenez-Morales says...

USCIS Asylum Div. Revises Credible Fear / Reasonable Fear Lesson Plans (Feb. 2017)

In a memo dated Feb. 13, 2017 , USCIS Asylum Division Chief John Lafferty released revised updated versions of the Asylum Division Officer Training Course Lesson Plans, Credible Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations , and Reasonable Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations , set to take...

CA9 on Jurisdiction, Reinstatement, Reasonable Fear: Ayala v. Sessions

Ayala v. Sessions, May 1, 2017 - "After having been previously removed from the country and reentering, petitioner Silvia Ayala was detained and her removal order was reinstated. Ayala contended, however, that she had a reasonable fear of persecution because she had been targeted for extortion,...