Crafting a Winning Particular Social Group for an Asylum Case

  • Immigration Court
  • Political asylum

After recent interpretations by the attorney general and the BIA narrowing the scope of "particular social groups" (PSGs), practitioners have been left wondering how to craft a social group definition that will pass scrutiny. What is working, what is not working, and what are the alternatives? Our panel of experts will address practical tips regarding crafting PSGs. They also will examine the current state of the law after some federal courts have started pushing back.


  • How Should I Frame the PSG? How Many PSGs Should I Present for My Client?
  • How to Show "Social Distinction"
  • How to Craft Non-Family PSGs
  • Recent PSG Decisions in Federal Court
  • How to Distinguish Your Case and Use Legal Authority to Create a Successful PSG
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on PSG Cases

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IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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