As part of the Yale School, the Jerome M. Frank Immigration Legal Services clinic represents immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Its clients are refugees from more than twenty different countries who fear that they will be persecuted on the basis of their race, nationality, religion, political opinion, or membership in a social group if they return to their countries of nationality.
The clinic assists clients with the preparation of their applications for asylum, prepares clients for interviews with asylum officers, and presents their cases before Immigration Court. In addition, students represent clients who have removal orders and denials of asylum before the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals. Finally, students assist clients in dealing with other matters that arise in relation to the immigration proceedings and following a grant of political asylum.