Policy Advocacy

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Policy Advocacy
In ILRC’s A Platform for Immigrant Justice: Executive Action the Biden Administration Must Enact we outline bold, urgent and necessary policy solutions the Biden administration must enact to ensure immigration benefits are more equitable and accessible and that the work of dismantling the oppressive systems of enforcement, detention and surveillance begins.

Understanding the Regulatory Practice

Policy Advocacy

Level: AllThis webinar will provide an overview of the regulatory process including finding and commenting on regulations and best practices for crafting comments. Our guest speaker is a former government attorney and expert in regulatory matters who...

DACA Policy Update after Texas v. United States

Immigrant Youth
Policy Advocacy

This Webinar will offer an overview of the Texas v United States decision and what it means for current DACA recipients and DACA-eligible individuals. We will also provide considerations for practitioners as they advise community members about their...

On September 26, 2022, the Ninth Circuit en banc panel held that GEO group was likely to succeed in their lawsuit to find California's private prison and dertention ba (Bonta-AB 32) unconstitutional, and could continue seeking a preliminary injunction to block the law pending further proceedings at the lower court level. This summary provides a review of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ en banc decision. This legal breakdown was composed by the California Dignity Not Detention Coalition, with special thanks to NIPNLG and Pangea Legal Services.
ILRC commended USCIS on its recent extension of COVID flexibility policies through October 23, 2022. In addition, we suggested some new COVID-related policies to ameliorate the impact of the pandemic, including longer extensions of time to respond to notices and decisions, adoption of a mailbox rule for filing deadlines, and allowing waivers to proceed despite death of a qualifying relative.
ILRC commends USCIS on the recent USCIS Policy Manual additions clarifying guidance on the unlawful presence bars. We further thank USCIS for rescinding Matter of Z-R-Z-C and updating its interpretation on the effects of authorized travel by Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries. These changes will benefit affected applicants significantly, create clarity and consistency across adjudications, and help USCIS achieve its overall mission to uphold America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility.
These are two archived lists of policy wins the ILRC has been involved with: at a statewide level (particularly in California), and also at a national level through advocacy with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).