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The First 100 Days: 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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Leveraging Technology During COVID-19: Strategies and Challenges in Reaching Rural Communities (webinar handout)

  • By: Immigration Advocates Network
  • Date: 05/06/21

A PDF of the slide presentation for the May 7, 2021 webinar featuring:

  • Fatima Hernandez (she/her), Community Advancement Services Director, UFW Foundation
  • Anne Hoefgen (she/her) Executive Director of Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
  • Shirley Peng (she/her) Managing Attorney at Legal Aid of Nebraska
  • Moderator: Jillian Jin (she/her), Pro Bono Remote Volunteer Project Coordinator, Pro Bono Net

NIZ-CHAVEZ v. GARLAND (Supreme Court NTA decision)

  • By: U.S. Supreme Court
  • Date: 04/29/21

Excerpts from the Reporter of Decision's syllabus / headnote:

  • A notice to appear sufficient to trigger the IIRIRA’s stop-time rule is a single document containing all the information about an individual’s removal hearing specified in §1229(a)(1). Pp. 4–12.
  • Congress’s decision to use the indefinite article “a” suggests it envisioned “a” single notice provided at a discrete time rather than a series of notices that collectively provide the required information.
  • The IIRIRA’s structure and history support requiring the government to issue a single notice containing all the required information.

Webinar Handout: Mendez Rojas Settlement Agreement (4/22/21)

  • By: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Dobrin & Han, PC & American Immigration Council
  • Date: 04/22/21

A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation for "Mendez Rojas and the One Year Asylum Bar: How the Settlement Agreement May Help Your Clients," presented on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021. 

TRAC Report: Cases Still Remain In Mexico

  • By: Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)
  • Date: 04/21/21

Using the latest case-by-case records from the Immigration Court, TRAC found that cases for 3,911 people out of a total of 26,432 MPP cases pending at the end of January 2021 have been transferred into the interior of the U.S. so far during the Biden administration.

Advancing Universal Representation: Implementing the Vision

  • By: The Vera Institute of Justice, Center for Popular Democracy, and National Immigration Law Center
  • Date: 04/14/21

This report draws from best practices and lessons learned from legal services providers, advocates, and government leaders about designing, implementing, and expanding local and state-funded universal representation programs. It includes recommendations for how to design and fund programs that provide zealous, person-centered representation for all – covering topics such as program design, collaboration between local partners, funding and payment models, shifting organizational and courtroom culture, and staffing and managing legal teams.

Determining Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Eligibility

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Date: 04/14/21

This practice advisory reviews the general eligibility requirements for DACA, as well as issues advocates should look out for when determining eligibility.  There has been a lot of interest from community members and advocates in the DACA program since the program was reinstated by a federal court for DACA initial applications in November of 2020. This advisory offers information to guide advocates as they determine eligibility.

Trauma Responsive Lawyering Virtual Training Series

  • By: New York State Office of Victim Services, NYU, NYLAG and Columbia University
  • Date: 04/02/21

Recording links from the New York State Office of Victim Services' Trauma Responsive Lawyering Virtual Training, offered earlier this year to legal advocates from OVS-funded organizations. These virtual training recordings are led by mental health and legal experts who serve interpersonal violence (IPV) survivors and their families.

Webinar Handout: Working with API Immigrant Survivors: Current Challenges and Advocacy Strategies

  • By: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, ASISTA, Center for Survivor Agency & Justice
  • Date: 04/01/21

A PDF of the presentation for the April 1, 2021 webinar. 

Quick Guide: EAD Eligibility for Asylum Applicants

  • By: ILRC
  • Date: 04/01/21

This advisory provides a summary of the rules and the preliminary injunction currently in effect for members of Casa de Maryland (CASA) and Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP). The end of this advisory contains a helpful chart for quick reference, outlining current eligibility requirements for an EAD based on a pending asylum application, and which provisions are temporarily enjoined by the case Casa de Maryland v. Wolf, No. 8:20-CV-02118-PX, 2020 WL 5500165 (D. Md. Sept. 11, 2020), for certain organizational members.

The Invisible Wall: Title 42 and its Impact on Haitian Migrants

  • By: Haitiian Bridge Alliance, The Quixote Center, UndocuBlack Network
  • Date: 03/25/21

"On February 1, 2021, the first day of Black History Month, the U.S. government drastically expanded removals and expulsions to Haiti. Rather than dismantle the Trump Administration’s invisible wall, the Biden-Harris Administration doubled down. More Haitians have been removed per the Title 42 policy in the weeks since President Joe Biden took office than during all of Fiscal Year 2020. The Report provides the narratives of Haitian families who were apprehended at the U.S. Mexico border within the last year under the Title 42 policy and were subject to expulsion to Haiti or Mexico."

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