The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) compiled this toolkit to assist advocates preparing remote applications for asylum and withholding of removal for asylum seekers in removal proceedings. We are sharing our system for helping individuals prepare pro se asylum applications in hopes that it will be useful for other advocates helping asylum seekers file their I-589s in immigration courts across the country.
The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) also recently created a “Best Practices for Providing Legal Aid and Working Remotely” document. We recommend reading the “Providing Remote Legal Services” section, which starts on page 3.
Download the toolkit here:
Toolkit: Filing Remote Pro-Se I-589s
Please note: The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) prepared these instructions, templates, and samples for our organization’s internal use in 2019 and 2020. These instructions and other documents are not intended for publication, are not meant to be exhaustive, and are not a substitute for independent legal advice in any case.