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USCIS Asylum training modules online

Published: Oct 9, 2009 By: USCIS Source: My Source

USCIS Asylum training modules online

"The AOBTC lesson modules were developed and are updated by the Asylum Division following a standardized procedure for U.S. Government training initiatives. The materials used in the course have been reviewed by a number of subject matter experts, including Asylum Division staff, the USCIS Office of the Chief Counsel, law professors, immigration attorneys in private practice, and practitioners working with refugees and asylees."

Topics Covered include:

  • Asylum Eligibility Part I: Definition of Refugee; Definition of Persecution; Eligibility Based on Past Persecution
  • Asylum Eligibility Part II: Well-Founded Fear
  • Asylum Eligibility Part III: Nexus and the Five Protected Characteristics
  • Asylum Eligibility Part IV: Burden of Proof, Standards of Proof, and Evidence
  • Mandatory Bars to Asylum and Discretion
  • Credible Fear
  • One-Year Filing Deadline
  • Female Asylum Applications and Gender-Related Claims
  • Reasonable Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations
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