Important Resources

The Process

USCIS forms and offices: www.uscis.gov

EOIR forms and Immigration Court information including local rules: http://www.justice.gov/eoir

USCIS Asylum Officer Lesson Plan on One Year Filing Deadline

USCIS Affirmative Asylum Procedures Manual

BIA Practitioner’s Manual

Asylum Office Contact Information

To determine the asylum office that has jurisdiction over your case, and to obtain contact information: https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.type&OfficeLocator.office_type=ZSY

General Asylum Information

Asylumlaw.org

UNHCR LGBTI Discussion Paper

UNHCR LGBTI Guidance Note

AILA Asylum Primer, for sale at: http://agora.aila.org/product/detail/2521

Gender Based Asylum Claims: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/search-materials/gender-asylum-guidelines

Probononet

Human Rights First

Country Conditions Information (U.S. Government)

U.S. State Department Report on Human Rights

U.S. State Department Report on Religious Freedoms

Country Conditions Information (NGOs/Private Organizations)

Human Rights Watch

Amnesty International

OutRight International (formerly International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, or IGLHRC)

International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)

Sodomy Laws: sodomylaws.org

LGBT Peace Corps Alums

General LGBT Information (Media)

www.365gay.com

gaycitynews.com

www.advocate.com

www.glinn.com

wglb-tv.blogspot.com/2010/10/international-news-by-rex-wockner.html

gaytoday.com

www.gayuknews.com

www.thegully.com

www.globalgayz.com

anodis.com

www.enkidumagazine.com

www.naciongay.com

www.pinknews.co.uk/category/world-news

LGBT Africa

www.mask.org.za/?page=africabycountry

Zimbabwe

www.icon.co.za/stobbs/galz.htm

LGBT Americas

World Policy Institute Report on LGBT Rights in the Americas (2003)

Argentina

www.attta.org/

Brazil

www.ggb.org.br/

Jamaica

www.jflag.org/

Arab States/Middle East/Muslim States

www.glas.org/ahbab/

www.gaymiddleeast.com/

www.safraproject.org/

www.huriyahmag.com/

www.wluml.org/

Eastern Europe

community.middlebury.edu/~moss/EEGL.html


The information contained herein is for reference only and may not be up to date. It does not constitute legal advice. You should always consult an attorney regarding your matter.

This handbook is intended for use by pro bono attorneys and immigration attorneys working on LGBTQ/HIV asylum cases.

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