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Pro Se Clinics Webinar Handout (10/15/20)

  • By: Immigration Advocates Network
  • Date: 10/15/20

A note-taking PDF of the Justice Power & Immigration Advocates Network webinar, featuring panelists from the New Sanctuary Coalition, and Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project.

Fee Litigation Updates & Preliminary Injunction

  • By: AILA
  • Date: 10/07/20

Updates on fee increases, litigation, and the preliminary injunction in ILRC v. Wolf. 

USCIS Public Charge Injunction Webpage

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 10/06/20

USCIS: "On Sept. 11, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a decision that allows DHS to resume implementing the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility final rule nationwide, including in New York, Connecticut and Vermont. The decision stays the July 29, 2020, injunction, issued during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, that prevented DHS from enforcing the public charge final rule during a national health emergency.

Therefore, we will apply the public charge final rule and related guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual, Volumes 2, 8 and 12, to all applications and petitions postmarked (or submitted electronically) on or after Feb. 24, 2020."

Mapping Far-Right and Anti-Immigrant Movement Alignment with County Sheriffs

  • By: Political Research Associates
  • Date: 10/06/20

A new interactive map, detailing county sheriffs across the country affiliated with the right-wing Patriot and anti-immigrant movements.

Matter of J-G-T-, 28 I&N Dec. 97 (BIA 2020)

  • By: EOIR
  • Date: 10/06/20

"(1) In assessing whether to admit the testimony of a witness as an expert, an Immigration Judge should consider whether it is sufficiently relevant and reliable for the expert to offer an informed opinion, and if it is admitted, the Immigration Judge should then consider how much weight the testimony should receive.

(2) In considering how much weight to give an expert’s testimony, the Immigration Judge should assess how probative and persuasive the testimony is regarding key issues in dispute for which the testimony is being offered."

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) Membership Information & Asylum EAD Rules

  • By: Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project
  • Date: 10/06/20

As a result of a court order in a pending lawsuit, ASAP members become eligible to apply for work authorization 150 days after filing for asylum, and they become eligible to receive their work authorization after 180 days. They are not subject to the new policy requiring non-members to wait 365 days to apply. For more information on the work authorization rules for ASAP members, please visit this page.

Click to Comment on Proposed Biometrics Rule (by 10/13/20)

  • By: CLINIC
  • Date: 10/06/20

"On Sept. 1, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, and USCIS announced the upcoming publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, or NPRM, that proposes to drastically expand the authorities and methods by which DHS component agencies may collect personal and private data for the purposes of implementing immigration law and policies. On Sept. 11, DHS officially published the NPRM in the Federal Register, providing the public with only 30 days to comment. Comments are due by Oct. 13, 2020."

Comment Template for Proposed Biometrics Rule (comment by 10/13/20)

  • By: Amnesty International USA, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and the Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Date: 10/05/20

"A few weeks ago, the Trump administration proposed a terrifying new rule that, if implemented, would propel mass surveillance of immigrants and their family members through the continuous collection of a vast array of biometric data. Among other things, the rule:

  • Makes invasive, continuous, and sweeping data collection about immigrants the norm;
  • Massively expands the scope of data collected about immigrants and their loved ones;
  • Requires U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to submit to DNA tests and other invasive biometrics collection; and
  • Forces survivors of domestic violence and trafficking to submit to invasive biometrics collection."

New Asylum EAD Webinar Training Materials

  • By: Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
  • Date: 10/03/20

Training hypotheticals and answers, to accompany the September 17, 2020 webinar, The New Asylum EAD Rules: Practice Tips and Litigation Update. (membership required to view the webinar).

Affidavit of Support Proposed Rules

  • By: Department of Homeland Security
  • Date: 10/01/20

"The proposed update would require American citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents who choose to sponsor an immigrant by submitting a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA, or Form I-864EZ, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA, to provide credit reports and credit scores, certified copies of income tax returns for the last three years, and bank account information to effectively demonstrate they can maintain the required income.

Additionally, under the proposed rule, any petitioning sponsor found to have received means-tested public benefits within the last 36 months of submitting a Form I-864, or to have defaulted on previous obligations to support an immigrant, must be backed by a joint sponsor who has received no such public benefits during that time."

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