Representing Asylum Seekers in Credible Fear & Reasonable Fear Proceedings and Requesting Release from Detention

The number of individuals detained at the immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado, has nearly doubled since the beginning of October 2016. In response to the dramatically increasing need for legal services for vulnerable asylum-seekers in detention – including hundreds of Haitians – RMIAN and AILA Colorado are hosting a free training on best practices in representing asylum seekers who are subject to expedited removal and placed in credible or reasonable fear proceedings.

The presentation will discuss the procedural posture of the cases, including the various stages of review. Additionally, it will cover advocacy strategies when representing clients in CFI/RFI proceedings, including:

  •  CF/RF interviews with an asylum officer;

  • IJ reviews of negative CFI/RFI adjudications by the Asylum Office;

  • Humanitarian parole requests with ICE; and

  • Bond redetermination hearings (when applicable) 

RMIAN currently is screening cases for referral and is able to provide sample materials and professional liability insurance for attorneys who are willing to offer pro bono representation to this exceptionally vulnerable population. 

WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016 4:00PM TO 5:00 PM
WHERE: HIGHLAND TAVERN, 3400 NAVAJO STREET, DENVER, CO 80211
PRESENTERS: BRITTANY HURLEY, LEGAL ORIENTATION PROGRAM SUPERVISORY ATTORNEY, RMIAN  and LAURA LUNN, DETENTION PROGRAM MANAGING ATTORNEY, RMIAN
COST: Free

To register, please contact RMIAN Legal Assistant Mayra Prieto at mprieto@rmian.org CLE credit application pending 

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