What Asylum Officers Want, What Asylum Officers Need

Free Event

This training is intended to demystify the asylum process for attorneys of all levels of immigration experience.

It will cover:

  • Brief overview of the elements of a successful asylum claim

  • The affirmative versus defensive asylum process

  • How affirmative asylum decisions are made by local Asylum Offices

  • Best practices for I-589 and interview preparation, from the perspective of a former asylum officer

  • Presenter Bio:
    Kristin Pezzuti was an Asylum Officer at the New York Asylum Office from December 2017-April 2019, where she adjudicated over 350 affirmative asylum cases. She is a longtime volunteer at New Sanctuary Coalition and a 2013 graduate of Hofstra Law School. She is currently a Staff Attorney at Safe Passage Project where she represents young people in their removal proceedings.

    NYU School of Law Vanderbilt Hall
    40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012

    January 28, 2020, 6:00pm — 8:00pm