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The Power of Newly Naturalized Citizens in the 2020 Election

  • By: National Partnership for New Americans
  • Date: 06/25/20

"Newly naturalized citizens in ten states have the power to elect the next President of the United States. In these states--Michigan, Florida, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and Texas--when compared to the margin of victory for the 2016 presidential election, New American Voters have the largest likelihood of tipping the scale and being the decider of who will occupy the White House for the next four years. This multi-racial, multi-generational, and slightly majoritywomen group of naturalized citizens represent a potential voting bloc that can also decide who controls the U.S. Senate by voting in states like Arizona, North Carolina, Colorado, Maine, Michigan and Georgia."

DHS v. Thuraissigiam (Supreme Court, June 2020)

  • By: U.S. Supreme Court
  • Date: 06/25/20

"In short, under our precedents, neither the Suspension Clause nor the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment requires any further review of respondent’s [asylum] claims, and IIRIRA’s limitations on habeas review are constitutional as applied."

Defending Asylum Seekers in Court - June 2020 Webinar Handout

  • By: The Advocates for Human Rights
  • Date: 06/23/20

This is the PowerPoint for the 6/23/20 webinar, "Defending Asylum Seekers in Court: the Basics." 

Supreme Court DACA Decision (June 18, 2020)

  • By: U.S. Supreme Court
  • Date: 06/18/20

"We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies. “The wisdom” of those decisions “is none of our concern.” Chenery II, 332 U. S., at 207. We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action. Here the agency failed to consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance and what if anything to do about the hardship to DACA recipients. That dual failure raises doubts about whether the agency appreciated the scope of its discretion or exercised that discretion in a reasonable manner. The appropriate recourse is therefore to remand to DHS so that it may consider the problem anew."

Matter of A-M-R-C- (A.G. Int Dec #3986 June, 2020)

  • By: U.S. Attorney General
  • Date: 06/17/20

Invitation from the AG to brief persecutor bar issues. July 2020 deadlines for briefs and amici.

Asylum in the United States

  • By: American Immigration Council
  • Date: 06/11/20

A fact sheet with an overview of asylum, and proposed changes by the Trump Administration. 

Know Your Rights Resource Page

  • By: Make the Road New York
  • Date: 06/09/20

A collection of English and Spanish rights materials for immigrants on enforcement, protesting, housing, DACA, unemployment, and more. 

Advising Non-Citizen Clients about their Right to Protest (Practice Advisory)

  • By: National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Date: 06/07/20

The purpose of this practice advisory is to assist immigration attorneys who are advising their clients regarding their decision to participate in a protest or demonstration by providing a checklist of issues to consider and address. While the decision rests with the client, it is important to provide information so they may make an informed decision about their choice to participate and so they may understand the consequences of participating as well as measures they can take to minimize their risks. The goal is not to scare clients with the worst-case scenario or convince them to take a particular course of action, but rather to provide them with accurate information about situations they may encounter and how their immigration status may be impacted.

Strategies and Challenges to Providing Legal Services During COVID-19 Resource List

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

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

Recommendations for Safe Release Procedures from Immigration Detention during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • By: Women's Refugee Commission
  • Date: 05/29/20

A guide to prepare for and support the release of individuals or families who were in ICE detention, including measures related to transportation and housing.

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