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Pro Bono Library Items Archive


  • Template Letter to Client Advising of Expanded Expedited Removal (English)

    • Publication Date: August 14, 2019
    • Pro Bono Library Tags: Immigration Enforcement

    Update: On September 27, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against that expansion of expedited removal pending litigation challenging the expansion. Make the Rd. N.Y. v. McAleenan, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166944, 2019 WL 4738070.

    This is a template letter that attorneys can adapt to notify and explain the recently expanded expedited removal policy.

  • Template Client Carry Letter

    • Publication Date: August 14, 2019
    • Pro Bono Library Tags: Immigration Enforcement

    Update: On September 27, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against that expansion of expedited removal pending litigation challenging the expansion. Make the Rd. N.Y. v. McAleenan, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166944, 2019 WL 4738070.

    This is a template letter that attorneys can adapt and provide for clients to carry and present to ICE should they be encountered and subjected to potential expedited removal.

  • Pro Bono Briefing: Overview and Practice Pointers on the Newest Asylum Ban and Expansion of Expedited Removal

    • Publication Date: July 24, 2019
    • Pro Bono Library Categories: Webinars
    • Pro Bono Library Tags: Asylum, Immigration Enforcement, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T Visa, U Visa, VAWA

    Update: After recording this briefing, the Supreme Court on September 11, 2019, stayed the Northern District of California’s preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the asylum ban rule, allowing the rule to take effect pending litigation on the merits.

    Tahirih’s Legal and Social Services Director Kursten Phelps and Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone walk you through the administration’s moves to ban asylum for almost everyone arriving at the southern border, and to expand authority to remove large numbers of people without getting a day in court, what it means for your clients, and strategies for your cases.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

  • Overview and Tips on USCIS RFE and NTA Memos

    • Publication Date: July 12, 2019
    • Pro Bono Library Categories: Webinars
    • Pro Bono Library Tags: Immigration Enforcement, T Visa, U Visa, VAWA

    Greater DC Immigration Staff Attorney, Adi Nunez Huang, explains the UCSCIS memos that have been issued in the past year regarding Requests for Evidence and issuance of Notices to Appear on denied affirmative applications, the impact they may have on Tahirih clients, and how to best move forward.

  • Asylum (Defensive) Brief (Political Opinion, Fourth Circuit)

    • Pro Bono Library Categories: Cover Letters and Briefs
    • Pro Bono Library Tags: Asylum

    This is a sample defensive gender-based asylum brief filed in an immigration court in the Fourth Circuit. The principal claim is based on political opinions.

  • Sample Annotated Asylum Table of Contents: Guatemala

    • Pro Bono Library Categories: Sample Applications
    • Pro Bono Library Tags: Asylum, Samples

    This is a sample annotated asylum table of contents for country conditions in Guatemala.

  • Sample Annotated Asylum Table of Contents: Honduras

    • Pro Bono Library Categories: Sample Applications
    • Pro Bono Library Tags: Asylum, Samples

    This is a sample annotated asylum table of contents for country conditions in Honduras.