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Immigration Relief

KIND and the End SIJS Backlog Coalition Endorse the Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act of 2021 (H.R. 6078)

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

KIND and the End SIJS Backlog Coalition Endorse the Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act of 2021 (H.R. 6078)

Kids in Need of Defense [KIND] (December 16, 2021)

This policy brief provides background and an overview of the recently introduced Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act, which would remove the annual limit on visas for SIJS recipients and provide important protections to immigrant survivors of trafficking, domestic violence, and other harms.

“Any Day They Could Deport Me”: Over 44,000 Immigrant Children Trapped in the SIJS Backlog

By | Deportation, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

“Any Day They Could Deport Me”: Over 44,000 Immigrant Children Trapped in the SIJS Backlog

Rachel Leya Davidson and Laila L. Hlass, End SIJS Backlog Coalition and The Door (November 2021)

This report documents the extent and ramifications of the SIJS backlog and offers recommendations for addressing the backlog and providing protection to this vulnerable population of children.

Potential Remedies for Immigrant Families After Losing a Family Member to the Pandemic

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

Potential Remedies for Immigrant Families After Losing a Family Member to the Pandemic

Peggy Gleason, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (August 26, 2021)

This practice guidance provides possible options for immigrant families who have lost a family member to COVID-19 and are now facing the possible loss of immigration benefits.

Working with Immigrant Families Regardless of Legal Status: Spreading and Adapting 2 Gen Practices

By | Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Practice Highlight, Social Workers

Working with Immigrant Families Regardless of Legal Status: Spreading and Adapting 2 Gen Practices

Karen Murrell, Vikki Rompalla, Susana Garcia, Julia DeNatale & Margie McHugh, The Aspen Institute (September 16, 2021)

This webinar is the second of a four-part series discussing strategies from three organizations on how to provide 2Gen services to immigrant children and families experience status issues.

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.