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August 31, 2009

Amicus Brief: Gomis v. Holder

Human Rights First, along with other groups, submitted an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari in a case involving federal court jurisdiction to review decisions relating to the one-year asylum filing deadline. The brief explains why judicial review of one-year deadline determinations is necessary – to ensure that refugees are not improperly denied asylum or deported back to countries where they face political, religious and other forms of persecution. Human Rights First and other amici petitioners were represented by Steven Schulman of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and by Alice Clapman of Georgetown Law, who drafted the brief.

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