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Working with Whistleblowers (webinar handout)

  • By: Government Accountability Project
  • Date: 07/15/20

A PDF handout of the PowerPoint to accompany the Immigration Advocates Network July 15, 2020 #DetentionKills webinar. 

Express Injustice: Expedited Immigration Hearings Pose Danger to Detained Children’s Right to a Fair Process

  • By: Vera Institute
  • Date: 07/14/20

An interactive map displays immigration court jurisdictions in which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has filed documents initiating court proceedings within days of a child’s arrival and where EOIR scheduled hearings immediately. It also shows how video-teleconferencing (VTC) has expanded. This map will be updated as practices and policies evolve.

Matter of O-F-A-S-, 28 I&N Dec. 35 (A.G. 2020)

  • By: U.S. Attorney General
  • Date: 07/14/20

"Under Department of Justice regulations implementing the Convention Against Torture, an act constitutes “torture” only if it is inflicted or approved by a public official or other person “acting in an official capacity.”  8 C.F.R. § 1208.18(a)(1).  This official capacity requirement limits the scope of the Convention to actions performed “under color of law.”  Matter of Y-L-, 23 I&N Dec. 270 (A.G. 2002).  Nothing in Matter of Y-L-, or any other Board precedent, should be construed to endorse a distinct, “rogue official” standard."

Matter of M-D-C-V-, 28 I&N Dec. 18 (BIA 2020)

  • By: Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Date: 07/14/20

"Under section 235(b)(2)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(2)(C) (2018), an alien who is arriving on land from a contiguous foreign territory may be returned by the Department of Homeland Security to that country pursuant to the Migrant Protection Protocols, regardless of whether the alien arrives at or between a designated port of entry."

New DACA Eligibility - State by State Data

  • By: Center for American Progress
  • Date: 07/13/20

"The Center for American Progress estimates that more than 1.1 million undocumented immigrants meet the basic DACA requirements—including being under age 31 as of June 15, 2012. Given that 825,000 immigrants have held DACA at some point during the program’s existence, that leaves approximately 300,000 young immigrants who should be able to apply for a first grant of DACA in light of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling."

Asylum Public Comment Template

  • By: CLINIC
  • Date: 07/10/20

Information about proposed changes to asylum, a sample comment, and a tool to help you submit your comments. 

Community-Driven Litigation (webinar handout)

  • By: Justice Power, Organized Communities Against Deportation, Beyond Legal Aid, and the Immigration Advocates Network
  • Date: 07/09/20

Learn how community organizers and attorneys can work together to advance litigation led by the experience and expertise of impacted communities. Panelists from Organized Communities Against Deportation (OCAD) and Beyond Legal Aid (Beyond) will share insights on their work, including strategies and tactics to build strong partnerships rooted in equity and empowerment. Speakers will also reflect on the challenges and opportunities in co-designing grassroots litigation campaigns and cases aimed at building power and advancing justice.

The Power of Newly Naturalized Citizens in the 2020 Election

  • By: National Partnership for New Americans
  • Date: 06/25/20

"Newly naturalized citizens in ten states have the power to elect the next President of the United States. In these states--Michigan, Florida, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and Texas--when compared to the margin of victory for the 2016 presidential election, New American Voters have the largest likelihood of tipping the scale and being the decider of who will occupy the White House for the next four years. This multi-racial, multi-generational, and slightly majoritywomen group of naturalized citizens represent a potential voting bloc that can also decide who controls the U.S. Senate by voting in states like Arizona, North Carolina, Colorado, Maine, Michigan and Georgia."

DHS v. Thuraissigiam (Supreme Court, June 2020)

  • By: U.S. Supreme Court
  • Date: 06/25/20

"In short, under our precedents, neither the Suspension Clause nor the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment requires any further review of respondent’s [asylum] claims, and IIRIRA’s limitations on habeas review are constitutional as applied."

Defending Asylum Seekers in Court - June 2020 Webinar Handout

  • By: The Advocates for Human Rights
  • Date: 06/23/20

This is the PowerPoint for the 6/23/20 webinar, "Defending Asylum Seekers in Court: the Basics." 

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