Bradley Jenkins is Senior Litigation Counsel at the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP). Bradley represents asylum seekers in ASAP’s strategic litigation.
Prior to joining ASAP, Bradley worked for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). At CLINIC, Bradley managed the BIA Pro Bono Project and litigated significant cases before federal courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Attorney General.
Bradley has been counsel is several significant cases advancing the rights of asylum seekers including:
- Matter of L-E-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 304 (A.G. 2021), vacating an Attorney General decision that blocked people from asylum if their family was threatened;
- Matter of E-R-A-L-, 27 I&N Dec. 767 (BIA 2020), vacated by Albizures-Lopez v. Barr, No. 20-70640, 2020 WL 7406164 (9th Cir. Dec. 10, 2020), vacating a Board of Immigration Appeals decision suggesting that “typical families” and landowners could not be protected by the asylum laws;
- LM.-M. v. Cuccinelli, 442 F. Supp. 3d 1 (D.D.C. 2020), declaring harmful anti-asylum policies to be void because the official who made the policies was unlawfully appointed; and
- Matter of Deang, 27 I&N Dec. 57 (BIA 2017), setting a precedent that certain receiving stolen property offenses are not aggravated felonies that bar applicants from obtaining asylum or withholding of removal.
Bradley frequently contributes to immigration law trainings — principally on the subjects of asylum law, removal defense, appellate procedure, and trial advocacy.
Bradley is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Maryland bar.