Advocates for Human Rights Pro Bono Asylum Representation Manual
Asylum Officer Basic Training Course Lesson Plan on Interviewing Survivors
Germain, R., AILA’s Asylum Primer: A Practical Guide to U.S. Asylum Law and Procedure (7th Ed. 2015) - available for purchase
Preface available to read online here
Excerpt of Chapter 2: US Asylum Law available to read online here
Wilkinson, John, “Immigration Dynamics: Processes, Challenges, and Benefits,” in Smith, Hawthorne, Keller, Alan, and Lhewa, DW, eds. Like a Refugee Camp on First Avenue: Insights and Experiences from the Bellevue-NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. New York: Bellevue-NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, 2007, Chapter 3 (attached to this post - see top of post for download)
For more on conditions of detained asylum seekers, read:
Kassindja, Fauziya. Do They Hear You When You Cry? New York: Random House, 1998. This is a true story of a 17-year old girl detained for almost two years who eventually wins asylum in a landmark case at the Board of Immigration Appeals based on her fear of female genital mutilation.
A Well-Founded Fear, (Documentary, 1999)
Casablanca (Movie, 1942)
The Kite Runner (Movie, 2007)
An American Tail (Animated Movie, 1986, for children)
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(2009, 124 pp.) Provides guidance for attorneys representing detained asylum seekers (and others) who have mental health issues; includes tips and information on getting mental health evaluations and services while detained.
2007 training manual for pro bono attorneys representing individuals in immigration proceedings in San Pedro, California, and working with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Provides fairly complete information for pro bono attorneys; a possible model for your pro bono training & orientation program.