Friday, April 25, 2008

lessons learned in Baltimore in February 2008

the Judge is very interested in the I-589. does the applicant know what it says? if it is in English, can someone translate it into French? Applicant: why don't you translate it into French?
In the courtroom, will the applicant be consistent with the I-589? if applicant is inconsistent, the Judge will think applicant is stupid and lazy.

What did you do, every day, from the day of release from prison to the day you left your country? if your government really hates you, why didn't it arrest you at the airport?
A picture is worth 1,000 words. A photograph is worth 1,000 words.

Why did the ACC say that 80% of asylum cases are fake?
does your membership card contradict itself?

will the Judge read the I-589, as you testify? Yes. Will the ACC also read the I-589 as you testify? So, two smart people are waiting for you to be inconsistent, and then make fun of you and your lawyer? but you are too busy to translate and study your own I-589?

Here is a proposed exhibit. The ACC will think what, about it, before he has even seen it? [he will think it is probably fake; so, he will study it to try to find proof of what he is already thinking]

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