Practice Alerts are provided courtesy of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Immigration Council and other immigrants' rights organizations. An archive of alerts are listed by month in the practice alerts section of the library.

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Documents Relating to Flores v. Reno Settlement Agreement

  • By: American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Date: 08/22/19

A collection of documents that track the challenges and court orders under the Flores agreement. 

The Flores Settlement: A Brief History

  • By: Human Rights First
  • Date: 08/22/19

A fact sheet and background on the Flores settlement. 

Count Us In 2020

  • By: Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Date: 08/20/19

Get Out the Count - community engagement and community education toolkit for census participation, with resources in 15 asian languages.

USCIS Issues Guidance on Discretionary Employment Authorization for Parolees

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 08/20/19

"Certain foreign nationals may be paroled into the United States under INA 212(d)(5) for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. USCIS has discretion to grant these foreign nationals employment authorization. Applicants are not entitled to employment authorization. USCIS determines whether to grant discretionary employment authorization on a case-by-case basis, taking into account all factors and considering the totality of the circumstances of each individual case."

Public Charge Resource Page

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • Date: 08/19/19

The ILRC summarizes and explains the public charge rules, timelines, and considerations. The resource page includes key points for public messaging. 

Practice Advisory: Requests for Arrest Reports in Immigration Matters

  • By: Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
  • Date: 08/16/19

USCIS and immigration judges are increasingly requesting that non-citizens submit arrest reports in their immigration cases, and are increasingly using the contents of these reports to deny applications. This practice advisory helps practitioners evaluate the potential consequences of  arrest reports; and, options for arguing against their consideration in immigration matters. To access this practice advisory, please complete this webform and help with CLINIC tracking.

EOIR Status Docket Memo

  • By: Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • Date: 08/16/19

Guidance for immigration court personnel on what types of cases can be put on the status docket. 

Central American Immigrants in the U.S.

  • By: Migration Policy Institute
  • Date: 08/15/19

Context, data, and trends for Central American migrants to the U.S. 

In Spanish

Without Action, More DACA Recipients Than Ever Before Could See Their DACA Expire in October

  • By: Center for American Progress
  • Date: 08/15/19

Data and trends on DACA holders, rates of renewal, and more. 

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (state public charge litigation)

  • By: Multiple states
  • Date: 08/14/19

Washington, Virginia, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island filed a complaint charging the new public charge rules are contrary to congressional intent, agency interpretation that has prevailed for nearly 70 years, and two 1996 federal statutes. The case is filed in the US District Court, Eastern District of Washington at Richland.

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