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Immigration Law: Asylum
A guide to the major sources of immigration law, including a breakdown of agency courts.
Sources of asylum law -- Asylum and withholding of removal -- Protection under the Convention Against Torture -- Proving the case : burdens, standards, and evidence -- Hot topics : asylum claims based on gender and gang violence -- Seeking protection while subject to expedited removal and reinstatement of removal -- Affirmative asylum procedures -- Defensive claims for protection -- Detention of asylum-seekers -- Legal standards and procedures for children -- Administrative review -- Judicial review -- Benefits for asylum-seekers and asylees -- Termination of status -- Adjustment of status -- Related forms of relief -- Appendices.
Law of asylum in the United States covers asylum law in the U.S. and includes detailed discussion of all the elements of the refugee definition: the meaning of well-founded fear, persecution, and the five grounds (race, religion, nationality, social group membership, and political opinion). It also discusses withholding of removal protection and protection under the Convention Against Torture.
Includes summaries of reported U.S. federal court cases on asylum; does not include BIA decisions. Organized by subject. Covers cases reported from 1980, when the Refugee Act of 1980 was enacted; updated yearly.