This practice advisory addresses what a practitioner can and should do when DHS submits an I-213 to prove “alienage” or any other facts in a case. After a brief discussion of the purpose of an I-213 and why DHS often submits it during removal proceedings, this advisory discusses objections that practitioners should consider making in order to exclude the I-213 from the record in removal proceedings or, at a minimum, to argue that the I-213 should not be given any significant weight by the immigration judge. It discusses how to overcome the presumption that I-213s are inherently trustworthy and concludes with a synopsis of when and how to submit a motion to suppress in cases involving regulatory or constitutional violations.
ILRC wrote to USCIS leadership on behalf of local programs representing naturalization applicants with disability waivers in LA County USCIS. Despite major changes to the USCIS Policy Manual and Form N-648 on October 22, 2022, this office of USCIS resists implementation of the new guidance and continues to be dismissive and hostile towards applicants with disability waivers.

Giving Tuesday 2023

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The Immigrant Legal Resource Center is excited to participate again in the international philanthropic movement, Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and we invite donors and supporters to make a financial contribution to the ILRC in support of our mission to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people. To do so, you can use the form below

What does giving to the ILRC on Giving Tuesday mean? It means that your donation on Tuesday, November 28 will help immigrants and their families stay together in this country as engaged residents and thrive. Since 1979, the ILRC has become a central hub for various coalitions of experts and leaders working to build a more just landscape for our diverse immigrant communities. We have focused our programs, resources, and partnerships toward assuring that the immigrant community, legal practitioners, and community-based organizations are educated, prepared, and engaged in the discourse around law and policy.  

A few ILRC guiding values:  

  • We engage in our work using a racial justice and economic justice lens.  
  • We work with coalitions and center impacted clients as part of our work.  
  • With immigrants increasingly in the crosshairs of draconian measures and racist and xenophobic legislative initiatives, our victories have evolved in meaning and impact. People’s rights do not stop once they cross a border and it is our collective duty to see to it that fair protections be set for everyone, including those who are most vulnerable. 

Show your support for the ILRC by making a gift on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 by using the form below. 

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