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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

Pro Bono Library Tag: Matter of A-B-
  • January 2020 Pro Bono Briefing and Training: Fee Waiver Strategies, Plus Late-Breaking Updates

    Tahirih’s Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps and Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone for a review of late breaking updates on immigration law and policy. Then, at the 29:04 mark, Tahirih Houston Immigration Staff Attorney Libby Hasse delves into best practices, strategies, and practice pointers for successful USCIS fee waiver requests.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.



  • December 2019 Pro Bono Briefing and Training: Immigration Court 101, Plus Late-Breaking Updates

    Tahirih Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone and Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps review litigation and case law updates related to the treatment of Matter of A-B-, Convention Against Torture eligibility, adverse credibility determination case law, MPP (“Remain in Mexico”) and expedited credible fear process updates along the border, and more.  At the 22:228 mark, Greater DC Managing Attorney Adilene Nuñez Huang walks through critical information you need to know before representing your pro bono client in immigration court.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

  • Matter of A–B–: How the Attorney General Attempts to Subvert Asylum Law and Dismiss Domestic Violence As a Private Affair

    Morgan Weibel from the Tahirih Justice Center and Sayoni Maitra from the Center of Gender and Refugee Studies wrote this comprehensive article on Matter of A-B-, which calls on adjudicators to construe the decision narrowly and continue to afford women the opportunity to have their claims herd under a fair and just interpretation of the law.

  • Litigating After Matter of A-B-: Model Domestic Violence Asylum Brief

    Tahirih created this model brief to assist pro bono attorneys as they litigate domestic violence asylum cases after Matter of A-B-. This lengthy sample includes citations to multiple circuit courts and arguments for a large number of particular social group formulations, as well as political opinion and religion grounds. Attorneys should use this as a reference tool and use only what is relevant to their client’s case.

  • Webinar: Appealing Asylum Denials After Matter of A-B-

    This is the recording of the Tahirih Justice Center’s webinar discussing asylum denials after Matter of A-B-.