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 AILA's Asylum Primer

CUA Law Alumna and Adjunct Faculty Member,
Dree Callopy, Authors the New Edition of
AILA's Asylum Primer

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The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has released CUA Law alumna and adjunct faculty member Dree K. Collopy's, class of 2007, book, AILA's Asylum Primer, which is the premier resource on U.S. asylum law. This comprehensive, practical guide to U.S. asylum law and procedure has been completely updated and expanded to address all changes since the release of the last edition in 2009, as well as emerging issues in this dynamic area.

Callopy’s Asylum Primer is the all-in-one reference that offers a procedural "walk-through" of the entire U.S. asylum process from an asylum-seeker's entry into the country through his or her acquisition of U.S. citizenship. The manual also includes myriad strategies and practical guidance for creative and zealous advocacy as well as a guide to sources of U.S. asylum law and historical development.

The new edition provides expert analysis and advice on crucial areas, such as new credible fear standards, gang- and gender-based asylum claims, procedures for unaccompanied children, burdens of proof, standards of proof, evidentiary burdens on asylum-seekers, legal standards for demonstrating eligibility for asylum, protection under the Convention Against Torture, related forms for relief, and much more.

"This resource is absolutely indispensable for anyone seeking to tackle asylum issues, from basic to complex," said AILA Executive Director Crystal Williams. She continued, "Law schools and asylum law clinics would also find this comprehensive guide a vital tool in showing students the full spectrum of asylum law."

Click here to learn more about the book or click here to view an earlier story on Dree's selection to author the new edition.