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Medicaid Coverage for Immigrants

By | Child Well-Being, Federal Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Medicaid Coverage for Immigrants

Sarah Grusin and Catherine McKee, National Health Law Program (May 17, 2021)

This issue brief clarifies which immigrants are covered by federal Medicaid funding, including a flow chart to help determine eligibility. The brief also outlines states’ verification processes of applicants’ immigration status and income for eligibility purposes.

Congress Should Adopt American Families Plan’s Permanent Expansions of Child Tax Credit and EITC, Make Additional Provisions Permanent

By | Child Well-Being, Federal Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Congress Should Adopt American Families Plan’s Permanent Expansions of Child Tax Credit and EITC, Make Additional Provisions Permanent

Chuck Marr, Kris Cox, Stephanie Hingtgen, and Katie Windham; Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (May 24, 2021)

This report details key reasons for permanent expansions of the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, which would have important implications for children in immigrant families especially.

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.

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.

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.