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April 20, 2023 | Asylum Processing Rule: Defending Immigrants Under The New Rule

Legal Services NYC’s Justice Learning Center and Americans for Immigrant Justice are jointly sponsoring a free training over Zoom: Asylum Processing Rule: Defending Immigrants Under The New Rule

When: Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 3-5pm Eastern Time

On May 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security / Department of Justice (DHS/DOJ) started implementing a new rule for asylum-seekers at the border called the “Asylum Processing Rule.” This rule initially applied only to asylum-seekers in certain detention centers intending to reside in certain US cities upon release.

Since then, this new rule has been expanded (and continues to expand), covering even more asylum seekers in additional detention centers who intend to reside in a growing list of cities upon release. As a result, advocates across the country will see an increasing number of asylum cases processed under this new rule.

This training will help advocates: (1) defend immigrants subjected to the rushed timeline of the new rule, (2) learn about DHS’s 7-day deadline to ask them to reconsider a negative credible fear finding, (3) prepare for rushed asylum merits interviews at the asylum office, (4) litigate streamlined removal proceedings in cases the asylum office refers to immigration court, and (5) look for avenues to escape the rushed timeline.

The training will not cover the basics of asylum law and will instead focus on what is different under the Asylum Processing Rule.

To help us tailor the training, please consider filling out this optional pre-training survey along with registering for the training:

If you are in a very different time zone and would like us to set up an additional short discussion at a time suitable for the time zones in Africa or Asia, please let us know in the survey.

CLE Credits: NY 2 credits professional practice.  2 FL credits.

CLE Suitability: Content appropriate for both experienced and new attorneys.

Cost: Free

Zoom Registration:


Rex Chen, Director of Immigration, Legal Services NYC (he/him)
Kathleen Maloney, consultant at Fordham Law (she/her)
Becky Gendelman, Senior Research and Policy Counsel, Human Rights First (she/her)
Shalyn Fluharty, Executive Director, Americans for Immigrant Justice (she/her)
Sara Ramey, Immigration Attorney

Additional info:

Receive updates from Americans for Immigrant Justice to stay informed about the fight to defend immigrants’ rights, including volunteer opportunities, and other actions to support asylum seekers who have been processed under the asylum rule.  Sign up for AI Justice updates here:

Legal Services NYC created a free sheet of tips to defend immigrants under the asylum processing rule.  If you want the December 2022 tips (and any future editions), please fill out this survey:

Q: Will the training be recorded?  A: We will record the training and it should be available to those who already have a Legal Services NYC Justice Learning Center account around late-May.  For those who do not yet have a free Legal Services NYC Justice Learning Center account, it will probably be longer until people can create a new free account, at which point you could access the recording.