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Immigration Relief

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.

How the U.S. Citizenship Act Impacts Children

By | Federal Policy, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

How the U.S. Citizenship Act Impacts Children 

CLASP (March 2021) 

This fact sheet covers the potential impact of the recently introduced U.S. Citizenship Act upon children, including a pathway to citizenship, a four-year strategy addressing causes of child migration, the development of guidelines for children in CBP custody, the provision of grants to educational agencies serving unaccompanied minors, facilitating family reunification, and eliminating current restrictions to immigrants for means-tested federal benefits. The authors indicated that collectively, this bill’s implementation would promote immigrant children’s safety and development.

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.

Updated Practice Alert: Temporary Changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Response to COVID-19

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

Updated Practice Alert: Temporary Changes to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Response to COVID-19

Peggy Gleason & Ariel Brown, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (January 29, 2021)

This brief details updates to USCIS services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic and includes information about USCIS’s automatic 60-day extension to Requests for Evidence (RFEs), Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) and additional responses that are applicable through March 31, 2021.

The Biden-Harris Immigration Agenda Matters for Kids

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy

The Biden-Harris Immigration Agenda Matters for Kids

Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN) (January 28, 2021)

This resource documents the main Biden-Harris administration policy changes and their impact on children in immigrant families, while highlighting key talking points. This document outlines the changes to DACA, the census, the Muslim and African bans, Migrant Protection Protocols, the Zero Tolerance Policy, immigration enforcement, and the proposed pathways to citizenship.

2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities

By | Deportation, Detention, Federal Policy, Immigration Enforcement, Immigration Relief, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities

CLINIC (November 17, 2020)

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has updated their list of 2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities. The 2021 policy priorities include a focus on advocating for the rights of Black immigrants that are disproportionately impacted by some Trump-era policies.

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