Multimedia Center

Welcome to the ILRC Multimedia Center, where you will find podcasts and videos on various areas of immigration law, partner projects, and events.

In this podcast, you will hear Grisel Ruiz, ILRC Defending Immigrants Law Fellow, talk about the wave of changes to ICE Hold policies in 2014. This will include an in-depth review of who is subject to mandatory detention.ICE Hold Developments

ILRC Director of Programs, Melissa Rodgers, was interviewed by Tim Farley on the “Morning Brief” radio show (POTUS) on August 20, 2014.  Melissa discussed the challenges that immigrants face when applying for naturalization, including completing the lengthy application and paying the application fee.  She also highlighted the incredible work that the New Americans Campaign is doing across the country to help immigrants navigate through the naturalization process.

This video provides a brief overview of DACA, including how many people have applied and the benefits of applying.  It covers the main eligibility requirements for DACA, points out the various issue areas, and provides the volunteer with best practice tips when screening a DACA applicant.

Updated July 25, 2014! This video offers an overview of the DACA request process, explains how to fill out all of the required DACA forms, and outlines best practices and tips for completing the forms, which can be more complicated than they look.  The presentation also alerts practitioners and volunteers about potential problem areas that may arise during the process, and when to seek expert advice.

This recording explains the DACA renewal process, including eligibility requirements, procedure for applying, required evidence, and other relevant details. The podcast is available in English and Spanish.

This recording features Lourdes Martinez and guest attorney, Niloufar Khonsari, discussing the various concerns advocates have regarding the new credible fear lesson plan for asylum officers.

In this podcast we discuss travel options, also known as Advance Parole, for DACA recipients.  We review how and when DACA recipients may apply for advance parole, and share some of the risks and important considerations they should be aware of before leaving the country.

Updated 04/25/2014! This video identifies the supporting documents an applicant has to produceto accompany their DACA request packet and explains how best to organize them.

A special thank you, gracias, salamat, grazie, merci, and xie xie from ILRC Staff to you. We greatly appreciate all the ways you contribute to our work and to the immigrant community.

On October 5, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 4, the TRUST Act, which limits collaboration between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement in California. In this podcast, you will hear Grisel Ruiz answer questions related to the TRUST Act, such as why it’s needed, when it will go into effect, and what people can do if they want to monitor the TRUST Act in their county.