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USCIS Responds to CISOMB Asylum EAD Recommendation

Response to Recommendation 50; Employment Authorization for Asylum Applicants: Recommendations to Improve Coordination and Communication - USCIS, Jan. 4, 2012 .

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...

USCIS Asylum Quarterly In-Person Engagement

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 10/11/2012 10:24 AM EDT Dear Stakeholder, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Division will host its quarterly stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm (Eastern) in Conference Room...

USCIS Posts Sept. 2012 Asylum Memo

USCIS, Jan. 29, 2013 : "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 01/29/2013 06:46 PM EST. A USCIS memo has been posted . Subject: Asylum Division National Customer Access Standards - Date: Sept 28, 2012 ."

USCIS Invitation: Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting, March 19, 2013

"The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Division will host its quarterly stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm (Eastern) in the White Oak Conference Room at 20 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The purpose of this engagement is for individuals to ask...

USCIS Responds to CISOMB on UAC Asylum Process

R esponses to Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Recommendations , "Ensuring a Fair and Effective Asylum Process for Unaccompanied Children" - USCIS, Apr. 11, 2013 .

Asylum FOIA Victory in SF: Martins v. USCIS

"Immigration officials must hand over notes asylum officers take, a federal judge ruled , finding the documents essential to quality representation in immigration proceedings. San Francisco-based immigration attorney Jeffrey Martins sued the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and its director...

USCIS Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting, July 31, 2013

"The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Division invites you to our quarterly stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. EDT. USCIS officials will be available to discuss asylum operations and answer questions." - USCIS, July 11, 2013 .

USCIS Memo: Changes to Case Categories Requiring Asylum HQ Review

"The Asylum Division is revising the categories of affirmative asylum cases that require Headquarters (HQ) review, effective immediately." - USCIS, Jan. 27, 2014 .

Revised Procedures re Trafficking Victims: USCIS

"The purpose of this memorandum is to announce the issuance of revised procedures regarding trafficking victims to replace the current procedures in the Affirmative Asylum Procedures Manual (AAPM)." - USCIS, Nov. 26, 2014 .

Stats and Guidance from Jan. 2014 Asylum Stakeholder Meeting

Links to statistics and guidance provided at the USCIS Asylum Division quarterly stakeholder meeting, January 28, 2014. - USCIS, Feb. 10, 2014 . Statistics Guidance Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq Receipts - Asylum Applications Filed FY 1993 - FY 2014 Changes to Case Categories Requiring...

New Lafferty Memo Raises Credible Fear Bar

"With a growing number of immigrants asking for asylum at the border, Department of Homeland Security officials have set new guidelines that raise the bar on who can enter the United States and formally file for protection, according to documents released Thursday. The internal U.S. Citizenship...

USCIS Revised Credible Fear (Lafferty) Memo, Lesson Plan

"This memorandum announces the release of a revised version of the ADOTC Lesson Plan , Credible Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations, dated February 28, 2014 (the revised Credible Fear Lesson Plan) and describes the major changes in the lesson from previous versions." - USCIS, Feb...

USCIS Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting: Aug. 11, 2014

:U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a quarterly stakeholder engagement on Monday, August 11, 2014, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss new developments within the Asylum Division. The purpose of this engagement is for the Asylum Division to provide...

Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting, Nov. 14, 2014

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a quarterly stakeholder engagement in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (EST) to provide updates from the Asylum Division and answer questions from participants. To Register: Interested...

Links to Stats from Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting

"Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a quarterly stakeholder engagement in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2014, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. (EST) to provide updates from the Asylum Division and answer questions...

Update on New and Novel PSGS: USCIS, Apr. 15, 2015

A Washington Times article references a 27-page document on the 'particular social group' (PSG) aspect of asylum adjudications, discussed during an April 23, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing . The document, dated April 15, 2015 and entitled "Update on New and Novel PSGS" is...

USCIS Asylum Division Document Dump, May 7, 2015

USCIS, May 7, 2015 : Statistical Documents Affirmative Asylum Statistics for January, February, and March 2015 NACARA Statistics for January, February, and March 2015 Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear Statistics - March 2015 Syria Stats (1993 to Q2 FY2015) Credible Fear and Reasonable...

Links to Latest (Sept. 2015) Asylum Stats from USCIS

USCIS, Dec. 8, 2015 - Statistical Documents Affirmative Asylum Stats - July 2015 (PDF) Affirmative Asylum Stats - August 2015 (PDF) Affirmative Asylum Stats - September 2015 (PDF) Credible Fear and Reasonable Fear Nationality Reports - FY15 (PDF) Credible Fear Workload Report Summary...

Latest USCIS Asylum Office Stats (Posted 2/4/16)

USCIS, Feb. 4, 2016 - Statistical Documents Asylum Office Workload - October 2015 (PDF) Asylum Office Workload - November 2015 (PDF) Asylum Office Workload - December 2015 (PDF) NACARA Cumulative Report June 1999 - October 2015 (PDF) NACARA Cumulative Report June 1999 - November 2015 ...

USCIS Asylum Division Latest Stats (May 6, 2016)

Links from the Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting, Friday, May 6, 2016 - Meeting Invitation (PDF) Statistical Documents Affirmative Asylum Statistics - January 2016 (PDF) Affirmative Asylum Statistics - February 2016 (PDF) Affirmative Asylum Statistics - March 2016 (PDF) Credible...

News Excerpts From the Aug. 1, 2016, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Class Certification Granted in Suit Over Legal Representation for Minors | On June 24, 2016, a federal judge granted a request to certify a class of children in an ongoing suit against the Attorney General for failing to providing legal representation. The main class certified by the court consists...

USCIS Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting, Nov. 4, 2016

USCIS - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a quarterly stakeholder meeting on Friday, November 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Eastern) to receive updates from the Asylum Division and engage with subject matter experts during a question-and-answer session. Participation...

USCIS Asylum Division Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting, Feb. 7, 2017

USCIS, Dec. 7, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a quarterly stakeholder meeting on Feb. 7, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Eastern) to receive updates from the Asylum Division and engage with subject matter experts during a question-and-answer session...