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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

Pro Bono Library Tag: VAWA
  • Overview and Tips on USCIS RFE and NTA Memos

    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.

  • 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 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 on Bonds – Spanish

    This booklet is for people in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security who want to ask the Immigration Judge to lower their bonds or to let them leave the detention center without paying bonds before their immigration cases are finished. This guide is in Spanish.

  • Self Help Guide on Bonds

    This booklet is for people in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security who want to ask the Immigration Judge to lower their bonds or to let them leave the detention center without paying bonds before their immigration cases are finished.

  • Self Help Guide on Adjustment of Status – Spanish

    Find out if your client is eligible for adjustment of status and help her apply if she is eligible. This self-help guide is in Spanish.