CLE# 2000-006: Political Asylum Law in the United States: Assisting Individuals Escaping Persecution
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2000
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This CLE provides the legal tools necessary to represent individuals requesting asylum. Topics include: background to U.S. asylum laws; how to represent asylum seekers; the INS perspective on presenting a legal claim for asylum; mental health issues involved with representing asylum seekers; language and cultural issues relevant in political asylum.
Luba Belavtseva-O’Hare, Naturalization and Refugee Assistant, Catholic Social Services; Robin Bronen, Director, Immigration and Refugee Services, Catholic Social Services; Karen Ferguson, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Southcentral Foundation; Mara Kimmel, Moderator, Staff Attorney, Immigration and Refugee Services, Catholic Social Services; Francisco Miranda, Ph.D., Spanish Program Coordinator, Department of Languages, University of Alaska, Anchorage; Karen Musalo, Professor, Hastings College of the Law, University of California, San Francisco; Dorothy Stefan, INS District Counsel.