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Immigration Relief

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.

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

Mark Greenberg, Kylie Grow, Stephanie Heredia, Kira Monin and Essey Workie; Migration Policy Institute (June 2021)

This report reviews federal post-release services for unaccompanied minors and highlights ongoing gaps in meeting these children’s needs. It also provides recommendations for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), state and local governments, and community providers in order to improve outcomes for unaccompanied minors.

Essential and Invisible: The Urgent Case for Supporting Immigrant Essential Workers

By | Federal Policy, Immigration Relief, Law/Policy Highlight

Essential and Invisible: The Urgent Case for Supporting Immigrant Essential Workers

Rocio Perez and Adewale Maye, CLASP (July 12, 2021)

This report discusses key challenges encountered by immigrant essential workers during the pandemic and calls for an equitable economic recovery that addresses work conditions and wages as well as improved economic opportunity via a pathway to citizenship.

State of Texas et al v. United States of America et al – Memorandum and Order – July 16, 2021

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

State of Texas et al v. United States of America et al – Memorandum and Order – July 16, 2021

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (July 19, 2021)

This resource contains the July 16th Memorandum and Order of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in State of Texas, et al., v. The United State of America, et al., which ruled that DACA is unlawful and vacated the June 15, 2012, memorandum that created DACA.

Central American Minors Program: Providing a Safe Alternative to a Dangerous Migration Journey

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

Central American Minors Program: Providing a Safe Alternative to a Dangerous Migration Journey

Kids in Need of Defense (June 7, 2021)

This policy brief provides background, updates, and recommendations on the Central American Minors (CAM) program, which enables some children to apply for refugee protection or parole from their home country.

USCIS Issues Three Policy Updates to “Improve Immigration Services”

By | Federal Policy, Immigration Relief, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

USCIS Issues Three Policy Updates to “Improve Immigration Services”

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (June 9, 2021)

In efforts to reduce barriers to and improve access to the U.S. immigration system, USCIS has introduced three policy updates in its Policy Manual related to expedited processing, requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny, and employment authorization documents.

A Solvable Challenge: Improving Asylee Access to Health and Other Benefits

By | Federal Policy, Immigration Relief, Law/Policy Highlight

A Solvable Challenge: Improving Asylee Access to Health and Other Benefits

Essey Workie, Mark Greenberg and Lillie Hinkle; Migration Policy Institute (June 2021)

This commentary discusses the many challenges that asylees face in accessing needed health and other public benefits, and offers recommendations for improving access to services and benefits for this vulnerable population.

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.