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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

Pro Bono Library Tag: Immigration Enforcement
  • July 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar: BIA Appeals Fundamentals, Plus Latest Breaking Updates

    As attorneys representing immigrant survivors seeking asylum in immigration courts, changes in jurisprudence and DHS practice since 2017 have made the likelihood of cases advancing to the Board of Immigration Appeals more likely. For the July 2020 Tahirih Pro Bono Network webinar, former BIA Chair David Neal joins Tahirih Atlanta Senior Attorney Lynn Pearson afor an expert review of the fundamentals of BIA appeals. The first 30 minutes of the webinar, as always, review legal updates relevant to pro bono representation of immigrant survivors, and agency updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

    Register for upcoming Tahirih Pro Bono Network webinars here.

     

  • Template Client Carry Letter in Light of Expanded Expedited Removal

    This is a template letter that pro bono attorneys may adapt and provide to their clients to carry with them, which may help them assert their rights if encountered by ICE officers. This is particularly important in light of expanded expedited removal provisions taking effect on August 14, 2020.

  • Template Letter to Client Explaining Expanded Expedited Removal [Spanish]

    This is a Spanish language template letter pro bono attorneys may adapt and use to notify and explain to clients expanded expedited removal taking effect August 14, 2020, and precautions clients should take.

  • Template Letter to Client Regarding Expanded Expedited Removal

    This is a template letter pro bono attorneys may adapt and use to notify and explain to clients expanded expedited removal taking effect August 14, 2020, and precautions clients should take.

  • April 2020 Tahirih Pro Bono Network Webinar: COVID-19 Updates and Trauma-Informed, Culturally Responsive Advocacy

    In Tahirih’s April 15, 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar, Tahirih Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps provides COVID-19 related agency updates and practice tips. Tahirih Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone reviews recent case law and provides updates on Tahirih impact litigation. At the 39:50 mark, San Francisco Bay Area Pro Bono Network Coordinating Attorney Chriselle Raguro and Social Service Program Manager Alexandra Richardson discuss the intersection of trauma and the migration journey and the added barriers for immigrant survivors of violence. They then turn to best practices for trauma-informed and culturally responsive advocacy for pro bono attorneys.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

     

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

    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 Letter to Client Advising of Expanded Expedited Removal (Spanish)

    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.