OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION FOR THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR
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OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION FOR THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR THE COUNCIL OF CANADIAN TRIBUNALS (CCAT) Assistant Chief Immigration Judge Philip T. Williams will discuss the following points regarding “Dealing With Immigration And Refugee Cases In The Post September 11th World” at the June 20, 2004 CCAT Conference in Toronto: • The Role And Jurisdiction of the Immigration Court in the Asylum Adjudication Process • Asylum Statistics Affirmative v. Defensive Asylum Claims Grant/Denial Rates; Any Change Since September 11, 2001? • Asylum cannot be granted until the applicant’s name is checked against all available Attorney General data bases INA §208(d)(5) and frequency of use of “Code 24" to delay grant until case is checked through data bases • Security risk (INA §208(b)(2)(iv) and terrorism §208(b)(2)(v) as grounds for ineligibility for asylum • Impact of :” Special Registration” on Immigration Court proceedings 8CFR 261.1(f) • Immigration related Patriot Act provisions • Impact of Creation of DHS on immigration proceedings • Additional Prudence and care by Immigration Judges to avoid grant of immigration benefits to a security risk Please note that I will present these points in “slide show” format. The computer disk containing the slide show presentation will be forwarded as soon as it is completed. I look forward to a very informative exchange.