March 17, 2023
1. Review Country Conditions.
The US Department of State publishes its opinion on the political and other conditions for your country. This includes topics such as
political persecution
persecution of various groups of people, such as members of the LGBTQ community
religious persecution
persecution based on race, nationality, or ethnicity.

The asylum interviewer or the judge will evaluate your case in light of the information published by the Department of State.

2. Personal Statement.​
Your personal statement is the key to getting a grant of asylum. Focus on the fact which reflect the country's conditions first. Respect the time of the USCIS officer or judge, who will be reading your statement. Get to the point quickly.

3. Witnesses and Resources.
Get testimony from witnesses either in the U.S. or abroad.
Use university professors and journalists in the U.S. and abroad as professional expert witnesses. Our firm provides professional experts to evaluate your personal statement for clients from many countries.

4. Attorney’s Pre-Interview Brief.
Our attorneys prepare a written brief to summarize the key points of your case for the asylum analyst or the judge. This legal brief serves as an introduction to your case, summarizes the key facts, and integrates the facts with the Country's Conditions, the law, and witness statements. This brief is generally submitted with your case or within 15 days of the interview or trial.

5. Attorney’s Post-Interview Brief.
Our attorney’s attend the asylum interview and prepare a Concluding Argument Brief. This brief is designed to help the interview analyst recall key aspects of the case. Generally, the concluding brief serves a similar purpose as the brief we provide at the beginning of the process.

6. Preparing for the interview.
It is important to listen carefully to the questions being asked and to provide answers only to the questions. Well-prepared clients understand what is being asked of them. Generally, you are not being asked to tell your entire story. Trying to keep telling the story is a mistake.

This summary is not intended to be a legal consultation and is intended to be a general description. A legal consultation is necessary before any action is taken. Please call Birg Law (847) 579-9989.