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

  • Organization: National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Document Type: Program materials
  • Date Created: Sunday, June 07, 2020
  • Attachment(s): LINK

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.

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