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
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
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
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)
OutRight International (formerly International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, or IGLHRC)
International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)
Sodomy Laws: sodomylaws.org
General LGBT Information (Media)
World Policy Institute Report on LGBT Rights in the Americas (2003)
Arab States/Middle East/Muslim States
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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