Components of a Successful Claim
- Meritorious (Valid) Claim: Neither you as an applicant, your attorney, nor PARDS
can provide you with a meritorious claim. Your government and/or a segment of
society within your country which your government cannot or chooses not to protect you from,
gives you a meritorious claim (well-reasoned fear of persecution based on political opinion,
religion, race, nationality, or membership in a targeted social group).
- *Well-Reasoned, Written Claim; PARDS Interview: In-person
(in Princeton or a mutually convenient location), by telephone, or both.
- *Authenticated Claim;
- PARDS Documentation, and/or
- Country-Specific Expert Search.
Experts can provide affidavits and testimony (telephonic or in-person)
at the merits hearing.
- *Honest, Ethical, Experienced Immigration Attorney Specializing in
Political Asylum, Deportation, and Convention Against Torture (CAT) Claims;
PARDS can refer you to several attorneys.
- Filing and Processing Jurisdiction (While you cannot select the asylum officer
or immigration judge to whom your case is referred, you can select the pool of INS officials
who will process your claim on the basis of which immigration jurisdiction you reside in
and file your application through. The location of your residence [immigration jurisdiction]
is extremely significant. We can provide you with a list of immigration judges assigned
in each jurisdiction and advise of their grant rate).
- Intellectually Honest Asylum Officer;
- Intellectually Honest Immigration Judge.
* PARDS can provide.