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Practice Advisory on Filing DACA Applications In Light of Recent Court Rulings

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Practice Advisory on Filing DACA Applications In Light of Recent Court Rulings

CLINIC, (July 20, 2020)

On July 17, 2020, District of Maryland issued an order to restore DACA to pre-rescission status. This new order prevents the Department of Homeland Security from executing rescission; meaning USCIS should accept DACA applications from individuals who never held DACA.

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The History and Future of Gender Asylum Law and Recognition of Domestic Violence as a Basis for Protection in the United States

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The History and Future of Gender Asylum Law and Recognition of Domestic Violence as a Basis for Protection in the United States

Deborah Anker, ABA Journal (April 28, 2020)

Anker details the history and development of the United States’ gender asylum law. Through a series of court decisions, the U.S. considered survivors of domestic violence a particular social group under the United Nations definition of a refugee. Jeff Sessions challenged this in 2018 and eliminate protections for women seeking asylum. This continues to be challenged in court.

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Practice Update: Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Denied Humanitarian-Based Immigration Cases

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Practice Update: Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Denied Humanitarian-Based Immigration Cases

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (June 21, 2019)

Over the last month, some practitioners have reported that USCIS has issued a number of NTAs in connection with denied U and T visa applications. Given these reports, ILRC, ASISTA, CAST, Freedom Network USA, American Association of Immigration Lawyers (AILA), and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles created a practice update to address some of the actions practitioners can take in individual cases as well as to support policy-level advocacy efforts.

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Helping Immigrant Clients with Post-Conviction Legal Options: A Guide for Legal Services Providers

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Helping Immigrant Clients with Post-Conviction Legal Options: A Guide for Legal Services Providers

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (June 14, 2019)

This guide, created by the ILRC and Californians for Safety and Justice, is an effort to turn these “rare cases” into the rule, rather than the exception, by helping to build the capacity of legal service providers and pro bono attorneys to provide post-conviction relief to immigrants who would face certain deportation without it.

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Child Welfare Law, Immigration Policy, and Their Intersection

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Child Welfare Law, Immigration Policy, and Their Intersection

Howard Davidson, American Bar Association (n.d.)

This resource reviews intersecting laws and policies that impact child protective services and immigration. Included are federal laws and policies and suggested law and policy principles concerning child welfare services to undocumented child immigrants.

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Template Motion to Rescind In Absentia Removal Order and Reopen Removal Proceedings for Formerly Separated Families

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Template Motion to Rescind In Absentia Removal Order and Reopen Removal Proceedings for Formerly Separated Families

Catholic Legal Immigration Network (2019)

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) produced this template Motion to Rescind In Absentia Removal Order and Reopen Removal Proceedings (MTRR) for Formerly Separated Families with the goal of assisting practitioners who represent or wish to represent these families.

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