Reports & Articles

Asylum Judges
A 2008 NYT article about asylum judges chosen by the Bush administration
Asylum Roulette
A 2006 NYT article on immigration court in NYC.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report: Asylum Law & Female Genital Mutilation: Recent Developments
December 11, 2007 (pdf)
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report: Asylum Policies for Unaccompanied Children Compared with Expedited Removal Policies for Unauthorized Adults: In Brief
Authored by Ruth Ellen Wasem. Specialist in Immigration Policy, July 30, 2014. Part of a set of CRS reports on issues surrounding unaccompanied alien children.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report: Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview,
Authored by Lisa Seghetti, Alison Siskin, and Ruth Ellen Wasem, September 8 2014. Part of a series of reports on issues relating to unaccompanied alien minors.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report: Unaccompanied Alien Children—Legal Issues: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Authored by Kate M. Manuel,and Michael John Garcia, Legislative Attorney, July 18, 2014
Koulibaly v. Mukasey
No. 07-3743 (6th Cir. 2008) - Court reversed BIA's affirmation of denial of asylum, holding that the substantial evidence did not support the BIA's adverse credibility finding because it was based on an Asylum Officer's Assessment to Refer which lacked standard indicia of reliability.
Reports on Asylum Seekers in Expedited Removal
Find the 2005 and 2007 reports from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; includes the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Review of the Issues of USCRIF's 2005 Report
Seeking Asylum Alone: United States
Bhabha, Jacqueline and Susan Schmidt (2006) - L4 and online
The waivers book : advanced issues in immigration law practice (2011)
The waivers book : advanced issues in immigration law practice / editor-in-chief, Irene Scharf ; associate editors, Dagmar Butte, Shirley Sadjadi, Cora D. Tekach (AILA)
U. S. INS Guidelines for Children Asylum Claims
1998 memo to asylum and immigration officers
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, established by UN General Assembly, is mandated to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide; hosts the powerful RefWorld database, a collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks; take note of the publication entitled "State of the World's Refugees"
United Nations UNHCR Refworld
Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status. Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully selected and compiled from UNHCR's global network of field offices, Governments, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and judicial bodies.