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02/05/2019
Approximately 700,000 people are currently registered in the DACA program and have seen significant changes and threats to the program. This webinar will present an overview of the current status of DACA as well as tips on renewals and exploring other immigration options for DACA recipients. The webinar will also provide an update on pending litigation and what it might mean for the future of the...
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01/30/2019
Over the past four years, working with partner organizations throughout California and nationally, the ILRC has helped advocate and pass a series of reforms at the local and state levels that advance the rights of both citizens and noncitizens and connect the dots between the criminal and immigrant justice movements. This graphic describes some of these campaigns. If you would like support...
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01/21/2019
In spite of the constant attacks on sanctuary policies from the current administration, these policies continue to spread, and continue to win in the courts. More than 120 new sanctuary-type laws have been enacted since January 2017, and at least 20 federal court rulings have found in favor of jurisdictions that limit their assistance or involvement in immigration enforcement.
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12/18/2018
A prospective client’s complete entry and exit history to the United States is one of the most important pieces of information to gather so that you can properly evaluate their immigration case. However, sometimes it can be challenging to figure out what questions to ask to elicit the information you need, or what the answers mean. This practice advisory describes different types of entries to...
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12/18/2018
On June 28, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a memorandum stating the expanded circumstances in which the agency will begin issuing a Notice to Appear (NTA), including upon denying most affirmative applications. This practice advisory provides an overview of the new USCIS NTA Memo and gives tools for identifying possible red flags that could trigger enforcement...
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12/17/2018
It is essential that we enact policies that support our youth in becoming healthy, productive adults. Unfortunately, many localities engage in unnecessary, and sometimes unlawful, practices that negatively impact the development of young people. This fact sheet, written together with the National Juvenile Justice Network, describes policy changes that could help protect immigrant youth.
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12/17/2018
Resources on the FIRST STEP Act—legislation to reform the criminal justice system—and its impacts on non-citizens. Concerns about FIRST STEP Act Senate Bill : In this resource on The First Step Act, S. 3747, ILRC along with its partners the NIPNLG, NIJC, IDP and IJN, provides analysis on how the bill’s provision impacts non-citizens in the federal criminal justice system. Criminal Justice Reform...
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11/09/2018
These materials provide guidance for educators and other professionals working with immigrant parents to be able to conduct family preparedness workshops. Family preparedness workshops help families engage in contingency planning for their children, in the event of detention or deportation of a parent. The materials contained here include a script, a sample PowerPoint, and other helpful resources.
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11/05/2018
In December 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced its intent to revoke Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) for H-4 visa holders. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is expected to be published in the coming months. We encourage people to oppose this senseless, cruel, and unnecessary rule. This rule will strip work authorization from over 100,000 women, forcing many to choose...

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