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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Advocating for Clients with Mental Health Issues Handout

  • By: Immigration Advocates Network
  • Date: 05/12/22

Slides with note space for our "Advocating for Clients with Mental Health Issues" webinar, featuring speakers from the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Albert and Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University.

TPS for Ukraine: Federal Register (4/18/22)

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 04/18/22

Details on TPS for people from Ukraine who have lived in the U.S. since April 11, 2022.  Both the registration period and status expire in 18 months, on October 23, 2023. 

TPS for Sudan (Federal Register, 4/18/22)

  • By: USCIS / Federal Register
  • Date: 04/18/22

Details on TPS for people from Sudan who have lived in the U.S. since March 1, 2022.  Both the registration period and status expire in 18 months, on October 19, 2023.

TPS Announced for Cameroon

  • By: USCIS
  • Date: 04/18/22

USCIS announced 18 months of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroonians who have lived in the United States since April 14, 2022. The Federal Register will publish details on how and when to apply.

Invasion of Ukraine Quick Facts & Reports Portal

  • By: Freedom House
  • Date: 04/06/22

This page contains some quick stats on deaths, injuries, displacements etc. related to the invasion of Ukraine, the official statement from Freedom House on the issue, and links to more specific Freedom House reports.

Ukraine Country Page

  • By: Human Rights Watch
  • Date: 04/06/22

This page contains some brief background on Russia's invasion, followed by links to specific articles detailing various human rights issues.

Afghan Resource Center (Dari & Pashto)

  • By: USA Hello and Church World Service
  • Date: 04/06/22

This page includes the next steps for Afghan SIV applicants at each stage of the process, as well as guidance on pathways to permanent status for those with humanitarian parole, SIVs and refugees. It is written in plain language and offered with translation.

Starving for Justice

  • By: California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice
  • Date: 04/06/22

CCIJ, in partnership with detained leaders, has been working on this report for several months. It highlights the abysmal food conditions at Mesa Verde Detention Facility and Golden State Annex and draws connections to systemic problems and coercive detention practices. This report includes testimonies, data points, and policy recommendations that state and local public health officials can implement with respect to food quality and safety inside detention facilities, while ensuring private prison budgets do not increase.

Gender-Based Violence and Women’s Activism in Afghanistan

  • By: Human Rights First, Tahirih Justice Center, and Women for Afghan Women
  • Date: 04/06/22

Webinar recording from the March 30, 2022 panel event on gender-based violence and women's activism in Afghanistan. This training is meant to inform legal representatives and other advocates in preparing Afghan asylum applications. Our guest speakers will feature prominent women’s rights activists with years of on-the-ground experience working with at-risk communities in Afghanistan.

Unpublished AAO Decisions on SIJS

  • By: National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Date: 04/05/22

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