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The Sorry State of Our Asylum Law (Closed Caption Available)
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Sorry State of Our Asylum Law (Closed Caption Available)

Attorney Michael Barkow will outline the grounds for asylum and discuss the many public misconceptions about eligibility and why only a tiny minority of Central American seekers at our Mexican border are likely to succeed, he will discuss the Trump administration’s unprecedented attempts to alter the playing field and the extent to which the courts have saved the system from his worst excesses, and he will describe the actual experiences of successful asylees he has represented and the applicants whose requests are currently pending in a never-ending backlog of cases.

Live music performed by Bev Grant.

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Michael Barkow
Michael practices law at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips where, apart from his regular practice as a sweepstakes and sports fantasy league specialist, he has, for the past 16 years, represented asylum seekers from Asia, Africa, Russia and South/Central America who have been persecuted for their political views, their religion or their LGBTQ orientation. He advises other pro-bono lawyers from other firms and Columbia Law School students with their first-time asylum cases and has assisted the New York Legal Assistance Group, Immigration Equality and Human Rights First in asylum related matters. He is a graduate of Penn Law and lives in Manhattan with his wife Carole and their cat, Herman Levy.

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