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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sue to Get the Notes of the Asylum Interview

paper, school, white, background, learn      The notes taken by the Asylum Officer are extremely important, but rarely made public to the foreign national.  If the asylum case is denied with the Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS), the government attorneys rely heavily on those notes to prove their case.  For example, if the Asylum Officer wrote that the foreign national does not remember specific dates about events in 2009, the government attorney will probably ask about those events during the Immigration Court hearing.
     It is important for foreign nationals, and their attorneys, to see those Asylum Officer notes because they are so important to the outcome of the court hearing -- and the success of the asylum case.  CIS, when it turns over the foreign nationals' files (in response to a Freedom of Information Act request), however, rarely provides those notes.    
    So, let's sue them.  Foreign nationals can sue the government on an individual basis if they are denied this important information.

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