The Immigration Advocates Network posts alerts regularly. For a monthly archive, go to the practice alerts section of the library.

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Webinar Handout: Strategies and Challenges to Providing Legal Services During COVID-19

  • By: Immigration Advocates Network
  • Date: 06/01/20

List of resources (technological tools and strategies) mentioned in corresponding webinar.

REAL ID and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Fact Sheet

  • By: NILC
  • Date: 05/28/20

In the future, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will no longer accept driver’s licenses that do not comply with the requirements of the REAL ID Act as proof of identification to board commercial aircraft. The October 2020 deadline was extended under the CARES Act due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration. This fact sheet explains the changes and how DACA recipients can prepare.

Building the Movement

  • By: Vera Institute, NILC, and the Center for Popular Democracy
  • Date: 05/27/20

This module outlines how to build an advocacy campaign advancing universal representation and provides insights based upon successful local and state campaigns.

When Help is Nowhere to be Found

  • By: New York Immigration Coalition
  • Date: 05/27/20

What Government Documents Reveal About MS-13 Operations in Long Island, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley.

Immigrant Justice and the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • By: Vera Institute
  • Date: 05/22/20

A new website that includes a compilation of Vera Institute resources and information for the public, advocates, attorneys, government officials, and other stakeholders

Aligning Immigration and Criminal System Demands for COVID-19

  • By: Immigrant Defense Project
  • Date: 05/14/20

This chart connects broader COVID-19 related demands on the criminal system with immigration-specific counterparts. Targets discussed include police, prosecutors, courts, sheriffs, governors, and bail and bond payment.

New Forms EOIR-31 and EOIR-31A

  • By: EOIR
  • Date: 05/14/20

The new forms, dated February 2020, are now posted on the OLAP webpage.  

Matter of HERRERA-VASQUEZ, 27 I&N Dec. 825 (BIA 2020)

  • By: Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Date: 05/14/20

The absence of a checked alien classification box on a Notice to Appear (Form I-862) does not, by itself, render the notice to appear fatally deficient or otherwise preclude an Immigration Judge from exercising jurisdiction over removal proceedings, and it is therefore not a basis to terminate the proceedings of an alien who has been returned to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols.

FAQ: Eligibility for Assistance Based on Immigration Status

  • By: NILC
  • Date: 05/14/20

This resource provides information about immigrants’ eligibility for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), other U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs, Unemployment Insurance (UI), Economic Impact Payments, and FEMA assistance, in addition to discussing implications for “public charge” determinations.

From "Superpredators” to “Migrant Gang Bangers”: The Criminalization of Young People

  • By: ILRC & the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
  • Date: 05/14/20

This one-page infographic separates myths from the reality and highlights the damaging effects of increased policing and detention on young people of color.

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