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Citations for ILW.COM's Seminar
"Sanctuary! Stratagems To Winning In Asylum Practice"
Session 3 held on October 14, 2004

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From Regina Germain

1) Substitute for an affidavit can be an unsworn statement: 28 USC Section 1746.

Authenication regulation, cases, and article:

  • 8 CFR Section 287.6
  • 1961 Hague Convention - website of signatories:

  • Georgis v. Ashcroft, 328 F.3d 962, 969 (7th Cir. 2003)
  • Gui Cun Liu v. Ashcroft, 372 F.3d 529, 533 (3rd Cir. 2004)
  • Khan v. INS, 237 F.3d 1143, 1144 (9th Cir. 2001)
  • Asking for a Note from Your Torturer: Corroboration and Authentication
  • Requirements in Asylum, Withholding of Removal and Torture Convention
  • Claims, 2001-02 Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook 411 (AILA, 2001).
2) Objecting to DHS Evidence

Asylum Applicant has right to cross examine witnesses against him/her.

  • INA Section 240(b)(4)
  • 8 CFR 1240.10(a)(4)
  • Cruz-Espinoza v. INS, 45 F.3d 308, 311 (9th Cir. 1995)
  • Saidane v. INS, 129 F.3d 1063, 1065-66 (9th Cir. 1997)
3) IJ Benchbook available on line at:

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