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DACA SOP (April 2013)

"The National Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Forms I-821D and I-765, prepared by the Service Center Operations Directorate. Manual is dated April 4, 2013, version 2.0 and was provided to AIC and NILC in response to a FOIA request. AILA Doc....

NILC Update on DACA Renewal Process

"We are one step closer to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) having the DACA renewal form ready and available for applicants! USCIS has released another draft of the DACA application form, after having reviewed comments and suggestions about the previous draft of the revised form...

Free DACA Renewal Webinar, Friday, May 30, 2014: NILC

"The webinar will discuss the newly revised DACA application form and instructions, and other issues such as evidence, filing timelines, and much more. The webinar presenters will also be answering a limited number of questions from those of you who participate. To participate in the webinar, sign...

Key Provisions of Utah's Anti-Immigrant Law Struck Down

"A federal district court today issued a decision blocking several components of Utah’s HB 497, an Arizona-style anti-immigrant law passed in 2011 that threatened the basic civil rights of all Utahns. In its order, the court blocked key provisions of the law that would have allowed police...

Court Enjoins Arizona's Driver License Limitation

"Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was wrong to bar some young immigrants from receiving driver’s licenses, a panel of federal judges ruled today. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division to end its policy of denying licenses to young immigrants who...

Judge Orders Attorney Access to Refugee Kids in Arizona Immigration Jail

"On July 10, 2014, prompted by the government’s initial response to the large influx of unaccompanied alien children6 (“unaccompanied children” or “UAC”) and families – many from El Salvador – who have recently been apprehended along the United States border...

Inside Artesia

"Inside the remote, secretive detention center for migrant families ... Hundreds of migrant families who have entered the US from Central America are being held in detention while they wait to be processed. Over 600 people are being held in the main facility, in Artesia, NM. The government is working...

Rights Groups Decry Conditions of Detained Mothers and Children at Artesia Family Detention Center

"Immigrant rights groups spoke about the conditions at one detention center in New Mexico on Thursday, and the insufficient resources mothers and children are faced with. Representatives of 22 groups met with mothers and children at a detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico. Immigrants' rights...

Feds Sued Over Unjust Deportation Process

"The National Immigration Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild today sued the federal government to challenge its policies denying a fair deportation process to mothers and children who have fled...

Why We Are Suing the Government

"American Immigration Council Executive Director Ben Johnson explains why the Council has filed lawsuits against the federal government." - American Immigration Council, Aug. 28, 2014 .

Don't Forget Perez-Fuñez

We've re-learned Orantes, but how many of us remember Perez-Fuñez? Here's a refresher course from NILC. And a link to the case .

Oct. 14th NILC Webinar: ITINs and Common Tax Questions for Restaurant Workers

"Have questions about how to get or use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)? Or about how to deal with potential discrepancies in tax filings? If so, please join us for a webinar on common tax questions and scenarios for immigrant workers , presented by the National Immigration Law...

Advocates to Reveal Policies at Artesia Immigration Jail for Moms, Kids

"Immigrant rights advocates today filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation to compel the release of documents regarding the federal government’s use of the expedited removal process against families with children, including those detained at the government’s family detention...

Groups File Amicus Brief in Texas v. USA Immigration Lawsuit

"Today, immigration, civil rights and labor groups joined the legal effort to defend President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration by filing an amicus “friend of the court” brief in the case, State of Texas vs. United States. In the days after the president’s November...

Mayors’ Defense of DACA / DAPA Brings Critical Voice to Legal Battle

"The National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is made up of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, and 33 individual mayors, including those from the nation’s five largest cities — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia — filed an amicus...

Hanen Injunction 'Falls Far Outside Legal Mainstream' - NILC

" A federal district court today blocked the implementation of the immigration initiatives announced by President Obama last year, which would allow millions of immigrants to come forward and apply for deportation relief and work authorization. The first phase of initiatives, which affect undocumented...

Class Action Challenges Tucson Border Patrol Detention Practices

"Tucson Sector Border Patrol holds men, women, and children in freezing, overcrowded, and filthy cells for extended periods of time in violation of the U.S. Constitution, a group of legal organizations allege in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday. The class-action suit, which was filed on behalf...

Keeping Tabs on a Non-Citizen's Eligibility for Health Coverage Under the ACA - Cyrus D. Mehta

"President Obama’s healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is here to stay especially after the law withstood a challenge in King v. Burwell that allows the federal government to provide subsidies to poor and middle class people to buy health insurance on a nationwide basis. Even non...

DACA Boosts Immigrants' Earning Power, Survey Finds - Law360

Law360, July 10, 2015 - " A 3-year-old immigration program that grants work permits and defers deportation actions for hundreds of thousands of young people in the country illegally has been a boon to the pockets and educational aspirations of its participants, according to the results of a survey...

NILC Report: Immigrant-Inclusive State and Local Policies Move Ahead in 2014-15

NILC, Dec. 22, 2015 - "Civic engagement by immigrants and their allies has been effective in moving inclusive state and local policies and in defeating virtually all of the significant anti-immigrant proposals filed in state legislatures during the past two years, according to a new report by the...

Arizona Detention Conditions Lawsuit Moves Forward: Doe v. Johnson

Court Rejects Government’s Efforts to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Inhumane Detention Conditions in Border Patrol Facilities and Certifies Large Class of Immigrant Plaintiffs; Class Now Seeks to Unseal Government Documents Detailing Abuse NILC, Jan. 13, 2015 - "On Monday, a federal district...

Blazing a Trail: The Fight for Right to Counsel in Detention and Beyond (NILC)

NILC, March 2016 - "Imagine being locked up in jail and having to convince a judge to allow you to stay in the U.S. Losing your case will mean being separated, maybe for the rest of your life, from the people you love most. It may also mean being sent back to a place you fled because you were afraid...

Dreamers Affected by Federal Judge Order Seek to Defend Their Privacy - NILC

NILC, June 3, 2016 - "The National Immigration Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Texas today filed a petition for writ of mandamus before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of four people impacted by a recent order issued by a federal district court in Brownsville...

Advocates Move To Prevent Release Of Immigrants' Info - Law360

Allissa Wickham, Law360, June 4, 2016 - "A group of immigrants and advocacy groups on Friday asked the Fifth Circuit to cancel a lower court’s request for information regarding certain immigrants with deferred action, adding a new development to the saga over the president's executive...

U.S. v. Texas Ruling Webinar, Friday, June 24, at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern - NILC

NILC - " This morning the Supreme Court announced that it had voted 4-4 in United States v. Texas . As a result, DAPA and the expansion of DACA , programs that President Obama announced in 2014, remain blocked by the lower court’s order. This means people cannot apply for these programs. This...