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USCIS Fee Rule & The Impact on Survivor-Based Protections

  • By: ASISTA
  • Date: 08/05/20

On August 3, 2020, USCIS published the final fee rule in the Federal Register, which will go into effect October 2, 2020. This advisory discusses the provisions of the rule most relevant to survivor-based forms of immigration relief and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Interactive Map of U.S. Immigration Detention

  • By: Freedom for Immigrants
  • Date: 07/30/20

Freedom for Immigrants' updated and interactive map of ICE detention facilities, 287g agreements, COVID outbreaks, and more.

Federal District Court Injunction to Block Public Charge Rule (July 2020)

  • By: U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Date: 07/29/20

Memorandum and Decision Order granting a preliminary injunction and temporary stay of the rule's application, during the COVID national emergency.

DACA Reconsideration Memo (July 2020)

  • By: Department of Homeland Security
  • Date: 07/28/20

Reconsideration of the June 15, 2012 Memorandum Entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children.” Memo asserts: "By this memorandum, I am rescinding the 2017 and 2018 memoranda, and making certain immediate changes to the DACA policy to facilitate my thorough consideration of how to address DACA in light of the Supreme Court’s decision. For the reasons outlined below, pending my full reconsideration of the DACA policy, I direct DHS personnel to take all appropriate actions to reject all pending and future initial requests for DACA, to reject all pending and future applications for advance parole absent exceptional circumstances, and to shorten DACA renewals consistent with the parameters established in this memorandum."

Canadian Council for Refugees v. Canada

  • By: Federal Court of Canada
  • Date: 07/22/20

Decision by a Canadian Federal Court on whether the U.S. is a safe third country, for asylees seeking protection in Canada. See this news article for context and understanding. 

CLINIC Comments on Proposed Changes to Gut Asylum Protections

  • By: CLINIC
  • Date: 07/16/20

On July 15, 2020, CLINIC submitted comments on sweeping proposed regulations that would render most people fleeing harm ineligible for asylum protection. CLINIC strongly opposed both the limited time frame for submitting comments to such a radical rule change, and to the substance of the rule.

DACA Screening Form

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Date: 07/16/20

A screening form for legal staff or volunteers, on DACA eligibility.

DACA Frequently Asked Questions (July, 2020)

  • By: ILRC & NILC
  • Date: 07/16/20

Following the Supreme Court decision, USCIS should begin to accept applications from individuals applying for DACA for the first time. As of July 15, 2020 they have not released information or guidance on the process to apply, and have been rejecting applications. Here are updated FAQs on the DACA program.

DACA Summary and Practice Advisory (July 2020)

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Date: 07/16/20

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in DHS v. Regents of University of California, and its implications. 

De su boca a tus oídos (a Survivor's Guide)

  • By: American Friends Service Committee, Newark NJ
  • Date: 07/16/20

Un manual de sobrevivientes por Y para las mujeres en prision

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