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Material Support to Terrorism: Impact on Asylum and Derivative Asylum Applicants

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Anwen Hughes, Senior Counsel of the Refugee Protection Program of Human Rights First will present a general overview of the topic, outlining how the material support to terrorism bar for asylum is triggered, providing an explanation of the terror list tiers and possible waivers, and giving an update on recent material support holds on I-730s and I-485s & movement of Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC)/ Social Democratic Front (SDF) applications.  Daniel Lev, Associate at Ropes & Gray LLP then will share some of his personal experiences, dealing with material support issues that have come up in asylum cases he has worked on and will open up the discussion for others to share and discuss experiences they have had and to ask advice of Ms. Hughes and Mr. Lev in addressing the issues they have encountered.

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Patricia Johnson


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