Pro Bono Library Items ArchivePro Bono Library Category: General Information
Legal Updates, Board of Immigration Appeals and Ninth Circuit
The following is a compilation of recent Board of Immigration Appeals and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decisions, last updated June 2018. The summaries were compiled and prepared by the Tahirih Justice Center and should not be used to replace an attorney’s independent research.
Legal Advisory: Recent Attorney General Decision in Matter of Castro-Tum
Early in 2017, the Attorney General decided to review several long-standing procedural practices at the Immigration Court and the BIA.
In Matter of Castro-Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 271 (A.G. 2018), the Attorney General reviewed the decades-long practice of administrative closure. He has now ruled that immigration judges lack the authority to administratively close cases, except in certain specific circumstances. This Tahirih Justice Center legal advisory provides guidance to attorneys in light of this decision.
Sample Letter to ICE ERO Regarding Passport Renewal
This is a sample letter for communicating to ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations that a client cannot renew her passport because she is an asylum-seeker.
Sample Change of Address Letter to ICE ERO
This is a sample letter for communicating a client’s change of address to ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations.
Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Experiencing Trauma and Other Mental Health Challenges
This handbook was created for the overall purpose of providing guidance to attorneys so that they can help survivors achieve their civil legal objectives when trauma or other mental health challenges are a potential factor in a case.
Self Help Guide for U Visa – Spanish
Determine if your client is eligible for a U Visa, a special protection for victims of serious crimes who assist law enforcement. This guide is in Spanish.
Self Help Guide for U Visa
Determine if your client is eligible for a U Visa, a special protection for victims of serious crimes who assist law enforcement.