This webinar, from 9/12/2007, features Michael Ortiz, Carolina Sheinfeld, and Emily Carey. The presentation includes discussion of eligibility criteria for forms of immigration relief available to survivors of torture, effective coordination between torture treatment and legal service providers in immigration court proceedings, and post-asylum legal services for survivors of torture.
This webinar is presented as a part of the National Capacity Building (NCB) webinar series. NCB is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.
Learning Objective 1: To identify eligibility criteria for forms of immigration relief available to survivors of torture.
From Persecution to Prison: The Health Consequences of Detention for Asylum Seekers, Physicians for Human Rights, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. (2003) Boston: Physicians for Human Rights, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. Viewed on-line at http://www.jrsusa.org/docs/report-perstoprison-2003.pdf
Lonegan, Bryan. (2004). Immigration Detention and Removal: A Guide for Detainees and Their Families. The Legal Aid Society: Viewed online at http://www.bibdaily.com/pdfs/Immigration%20Detention%20&%20Removal%20Guide.Feb%2006.pdf
8 Code of Federal Regulations § 208.4 http://www.uscis.gov/iframe/ilink/docView/SLB/HTML/SLB/8cfr.html
Immigration and Nationality Act § 208 http://www.uscis.gov/iframe/ilink/docView/SLB/HTML/SLB/act.html
Pro-Bono Manual - Legal Orientation Program, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 2006
Learning Objective 2: Effective coordination between torture treatment and legal service providers in immigration court proceedings.
Didier, Emmanuel. (2004). The Examination and Cross Examination of Victims and Perpetrators of Acts of Torture. RAHAT Medical Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2. RAHAT; Islamabad, Pakistan, pp. 13-26. Viewed online at http://www.voiceagainsttorture.org.pk/publications/rmj/may_04_v2_i2.pdf
Brodsky, Stanley L. (1991). Testifying in Court: Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness, American Psychological Association (APA)
PPT presentation: Psychological Evaluation of Asylum Seekers as Therapeutic Process (Gangsei, Deutsch), 2006
Learning Objective 3: To discuss post- asylum legal services for survivors of torture.
Los Angeles Guide for Torture Survivors. Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. (2005).
Germain, Regina (Oct. 2007). AILA’s Asylum Primer , Fifth Edition, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Visa Reciprocity and Country Documents Finder: Foreign Affairs Manual, US Department of State, available online at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/reciprocity/index.htm
“Preliminary Findings and Conclusions on the Material Support for Terrorism Bar as Applied to the Overseas Resettlement of Refugees from Burma,” Immigration and Refugee Clinic and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic (Feb. 2006), viewed online: http://www.humanrightsfirst.info/pdf/06619-asy-mat-sup-terr-bar-study.pdf
Asylee Hotline (for asylees only) Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) 1-800-354-0365: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) operates an asylee hotline that provides outreach and service access to individuals granted asylum. Multilingual operators are available to speak with asylees who may be uncertain about where to receive benefits and services.