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Legal Professionals

Guidance for SIJS State Court Predicate Orders in California: What You Need to Know in 2021

By | Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Guidance for SIJS State Court Predicate Orders in California: What You Need to Know in 2021

Katie Annand (KIND), Ashley Melwani (Legal Services for Children), & Rachel Prandini (ILRC) (June 8, 2021)

This practice guidance provides recommendations on what information to include in state court predicate orders for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in CA as well as sample predicate orders from family, probate, dependency, and delinquency courts.

Webinar-Ensuring Immigration Courts Consider Children’s Best Interests

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Unaccompanied Minors

Webinar-Ensuring Immigration Courts Consider Children’s Best Interests

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (June 22, 2021)

This webinar discusses the Young Center’s work and advocacy around the incorporation of a “best interests mandate” into federal law and policy.

Including Family Outside the U.S. in Permanency Planning for Children in Care Webinar

By | Foster Care, Legal Professionals, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Transnational Resources

Including Family Outside the U.S. in Permanency Planning for Children in Care Webinar

International Social Service-USA (September 19, 2019)

This webinar reviews family finding, permanency planning, and concurrent planning for all cases, including those with families who reside outside of the state and country; provides resources for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), Guardians Ad Litem, attorneys and other stakeholders; and highlight ISS network services.

Take Action: Prevent Your Noncitizen Clients from Being Deported while in Prison

By | Deportation, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice Highlight

Take Action: Prevent Your Noncitizen Clients from Being Deported while in Prison

Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (June 16, 2021)

This toolkit provides recommendations and best practices for Criminal Defenders working with noncitizen clients who are at risk for deportation. While geared toward practitioners in California, this toolkit may have applications for federal defenders across the U.S.

DACA and Juvenile Delinquency Adjudications & Records: FAQs

By | Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight

DACA and Juvenile Delinquency Adjudications & Records: FAQs

Rachel Prandini & Kristen Jackson, Public Counsel; Immigrant Legal Resource Center (May 27, 2021)

This practice advisory answers frequently asked questions on addressing disclosure of juvenile adjudications and dissemination of court records for individuals interested in applying for DACA, and also includes a sample DACA request packet.

Practice Alert: USCIS Policy Manual Updates Related to Asylees and Refugees

By | Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight

Practice Alert: USCIS Policy Manual Updates Related to Asylees and Refugees

AILA Doc. No. 21040830 (April 8, 2021)

This document created by the American Immigration Lawyers Association summarizes and lists the details of the recent changes that were made to the USCIS Policy Manual for working with Asylees and Refugees. (Document access requires an AILA account).

 

Working with Immigrant Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: The Child Welfare Agency’s Role

By | Child Well-Being, Foster Care, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight

Working with Immigrant Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: The Child Welfare Agency’s Role

ABA (April 1, 2021)

This webinar is intended to offer guidance to attorneys that work on behalf of child welfare agencies or the state.  The webinar discusses ways to support immigrant youth in foster care.

ICE Interim Guidance on Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Priorities

By | Deportation, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight

ICE Interim Guidance on Civil Immigration Enforcement and Removal Priorities 

AILA (March 8, 2021) 

This practice alert provides guidance on the “Johnson Memo” which includes enforcement actions, custody decisions, and final orders for removal. The authors note that this memo does not take into consideration the 100-day moratorium proposed by the previously released Pekoske Memo.  

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status & Visa Availability

By | Immigration Relief, Legal Professionals, Legal/Law, Practice, Practice Highlight, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status & Visa Availability

Rachel Prandini, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (January 21, 2021)

This practice advisory reviews the backlog of visas for youth from specific countries that are applying for a green card through Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and offers practice advice for representing these youth that might experience a long wait for their green card.