This recording features Lourdes Martinez and guest attorney, Niloufar Khonsari, discussing the various concerns advocates have regarding the new credible fear lesson plan for asylum officers. This plan was issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on February 28, 2014.
To learn more about the new lesson or the petition to request a rescission, please go to:
Advocates petition to rescind the 2014 Lesson Plan
2014 USCIS Asylum Division Lesson Plan on Credible Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations
Letter from John Lafferty, USCIS Asylum Division Chief, regarding the release of the 2014 Lesson Plan