Immigration lawyer Bryan Johnson has issued a demand to Joseph E. Langlois, Associate Director of the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Directorate for additional credible fear (CF) interviews, and reconsideration of USCIS’ negative credible fear determinations based on procedural errors or new material facts not previously considered in initial CF interview for 30 families held in prolonged detention in Berks Family Residential Center. The demand is made pursuant to pursuant to 8 C.F.R. 1208.30(g) (2)(iv)(A).

The demand seeks the following: 1. de novo credible fear (CFI) interviews for all detained families served with negative CF determinations; 2. The reinstatement of mandatory Asylum Division Headquarters review of all negative CF and Reasonable Fear (RF) determinations; and 3. The rescission of all families-only expedited CF procedures described and implied in Asylum Division Chief John Lafferty’s August 6, 2015, declaration submitted in Flores litigation.