13 May 2014

Regional Focus: United States


The USCIS Asylum Division recently issued a memo that announced a revised lesson plan on how to undertake credible fear of persecution and torture determinations.  Here are several reactions:
  • Federal News Radio Interviews Donald Kerwin Following Re-Issued Asylum Rules (CMS, May 2014) [access]
  • New Credible Fear Standards are Misleading and Problematic  (ImmigrationProf Blog, May 2014) [text]
  • The Revised Credible Fear Lesson Plan: Enough is Enough! (AILA Leadership Blog, April 2014) [text]


Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security in the United States, London, 14 May 2014 [podcast]
- Authors will be discussing their new book.


"Back to Blood: The Sociopolitics and Law of Compulsory DNA Testing of Refugees," University of Massachusetts Law Review, vol. 8, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

Drug Addiction: Is Persecution Over There, Persecution Over Here? (ImmigrationProf Blog, May 2014) [text]

"Restoring America's Commitment to Refugees and Humanitarian Protection," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 27, no. 3 (Spring 2013) [full-text via ImmigrationProf Blog]

"Unfulfilled Promises, Future Possibilities: The Refugee Resettlement System in the United States," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 2, no. 2 (2014) [full-text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (30 April 2014)

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