Asylum


The information and resources provided on this page are intended for use by volunteer attorneys representing asylum clients through the Pro Bono Project of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Immigration Forms
EOIR Forms
USCIS Forms

Court-Specific Practice Manuals
Immigration Court Practice Manual
BIA Practice Manual
Ninth Circuit Practice Guide

Government Websites
Las Vegas Immigration Court
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (Department of Homeland Security)
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (Department of Homeland Security)
Executive Office of Immigration Review (Department of Justice)
Board of Immigration Appeals (Department of Justice)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Advocacy Resources
Outlines and Manuals
Ninth Circuit Immigration Outline (thorough summary of all Ninth Circuit immigration precedents)
NIJC Asylum Manual (updated in 2016, includes comparison of affirmative and defensive asylum procedures)
Immigration Equality’s Asylum Outline (last updated in 2006, but includes numerous samples and practice tips)

Practice Advisories
Particular Social Group
Various Immigration Law Practice Advisories

Additional Resources
American Bar Association Commission on Immigration
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Amnesty International Country Reports
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (includes resources for gender law and asylum)
Department of Justice Country Conditions Research
Detention Watch Network
EOIR Virtual Law Library (with BIA precedent decisions)
Human Rights Watch, Country Specific Reports
Human Rights Watch, Children’s Rights Division
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Immigration Equality (includes extensive resources for LGBT asylum claims)
Immigration and Nationality Act
Immigration Regulations (C.F.R. Title 8)
National Immigrant Justice Center’s Resources for Attorneys Representing Asylum Seekers (includes numerous free training webinars)
UNHCR Guidance Report on LGBT Asylum Claims
United Nations High Commission on Refugees
USCIS Guidance on Adjudicating LGBT Asylum Claims
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library / Refugee and Asylum Resources
U.S. State Department Country Reports
Women on the Run, UNHCR Report (resources for female asylum-seekers)
Women’s Human Rights Net
Yale Law School’s Refugee & Asylum Resources (includes several resources for gender-based asylum claims)

Obtaining Employment Authorization
Benefits of Asylum (after asylum has been granted)
Applying for Work Authorization (while application is pending)