If you are an attorney or accredited representative, there are a few ways you can support domestic violence survivors in the wake of Sessions’ damaging decision in Matter of A-B-.
Participate in our storytelling project
Keep us informed about the impact of the A-B- decision
Help the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) identify potential cases to use as a vehicle to challenge the former Attorney General’s A-B- decision and to keep the public informed about the devastating impact of the ruling.
Report case outcomes post-A-B- at all levels of adjudication, as well as any notable developments along the way such as challenges by DHS or IJ briefing orders, using CGRS’s online technical assistance and outcome reporting portal, or email us at [email protected].
We also invite attorneys to respond to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)’s Call for Examples of changed court practices relating to defensive asylum applications after Matter of A-B- and Matter of W-Y-C- and H-O-B-, as well as shifts in bond practices, that affect asylum seekers’ rights in court. It is not necessary to be an AILA member to provide information on the Call for Examples survey form. AILA and CGRS are tracking different information, so it is helpful to both organizations if you can provide information to each of us.
Represent a woman facing deportation
Consider taking on the case of an asylum seeker facing deportation under the Attorney General’s restrictive ruling in A-B-.
- Immigration Advocates Network Pro Bono Resource Volunteer Guide
- CLINIC’s BIA Pro Bono Appeals Project
- Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project’s Pro Bono Program
- Al Otro Lado
- The Dilley Pro Bono Project
- Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project
- Legal Services NYC
- Sanctuary for Families
- Santa Fe Dreamers Project (or email Allegra Love at [email protected])
If your organization refers asylum cases to pro bono attorneys and you would like to be added to this page, please email CGRS Communications Coordinator Brianna Krong at [email protected].