Alerts: policies, announcements, and partner resources, posted regularly. For a monthly archive of Alerts, go to the practice alerts section of the library.

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Afghan Re-Parole Clinic Toolkit

  • By: ABA, Welcome Legal Alliance
  • Date: 07/28/23

This toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on how to implement a re-parole clinic.  The Toolkit includes detailed instructions, templates, and links to resources (such as a volunteer training video) to help legal service providers create their own virtual, hybrid, or in-person clinics.

Updated Practice Advisory: Post-Departure Motions to Reopen and Reconsider

  • By: National Immigration Project
  • Date: 07/14/23

This practice advisory provides information on the legal issues surrounding post-departure motions to reopen or reconsider, as well as practice pointers for practitioners representing individuals on such motions. In particular, this updated advisory includes a summary of recent positive developments regarding the applicability of the post-departure bar in the context of sua sponte reopening.

DHS Announces Family Reunification Parole Processes for Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 07/10/23

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the implementation of new family reunification parole (FRP) processes for Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, advancing the Biden-Harris Administration’s successful combination of expanded lawful pathways and strengthened enforcement to reduce irregular migration.

A New Path: A Guide to the Challenges and Opportunities After Deportation

  • By: Education Justice Project at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign!
  • Date: 07/10/23

This updated edition includes new content on; Living with the threat of deportation, know your rights, planning for possible deportation, and getting legal help.

Clean Slate Relief: The Impact on Criminal Record Sharing and Immigration

  • By: ILRC
  • Date: 07/10/23

This memorandum seeks to demystify the contours of criminal record sharing across state boundaries, outlining some of the main structures and laws that govern criminal record sharing, particularly focusing on sharing with federal immigration agencies. We examine how agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) use state criminal record sharing in their enforcement efforts to target noncitizens, and how United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses state records to deny immigration benefits.

Displaced and Disconnected | The experience of migrants and asylum seekers in New York City in 2023

  • By: Make The Road NY
  • Date: 06/12/23

This report presents the findings of a comprehensive survey conducted to understand the experiences asylum seekers have had and the resource gaps they face in New York. Administered in conjunction with MRNY’s asylee aid phone distribution program, the survey is meant to provide additional information and a fuller perspective on asylum seeker’s experience – assessing their needs, identifying how they’re navigating the process, and highlighting areas that can be improved within the existing network of support services, programs, and processes available.

Certain Individuals Requesting Parole Can Now File Form I-131 Online

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 06/12/23

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain individuals requesting parole based on urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit can file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, online.

Improving Language Access in the U.S. Asylum System

  • By: CAP
  • Date: 06/06/23

This report covers the lack of adequate interpretation and translation services for asylum-seekers who are not proficient in English impedes their ability to navigate the complex immigration system.

Immigration State of Play Post-Title 42

  • By: Americans for Immigrant Justice
  • Date: 06/06/23

This resource discusses the end of Title 42 AND NS Circumvention of Lawful Pathways Final Rule, otherwise known as the “Asylum Ban 2.0”

Asylum Pride: How Pro Bono Attorneys Can Prepare An Asylum Case And Represent LGBTQ Asylum Seekers, June 2023

  • By: NIJC
  • Date: 06/06/23

Kicking off Pride Month, experts at the National Immigrant Justice Center walk pro bono attorneys through the steps of how to prepare and present an asylum case before the Chicago asylum office or in immigration court. NIJC attorneys will present on the basic legal requirements, current practices for winning cases in Chicago, and tips for working with members of the LGBTQ community. NIJC Presenters: Lee VanderLinden, Legal Supervisor; Olivia Judd, Senior Attorney; Moisés López Soltero, Pro Bono Coordinator

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