Immigration Law 101

Immigration Law 101

Our team of experts have developed three essential step-by-step guides for pro bono attorneys representing young migrants in deportation proceedings. 

Please note that these are general legal resources and do not constitute legal advice.

Defending immigrant youth facing removal has always been challenging, but it has become ever more difficult since January 20, 2017, as, in a never-ending onslaught of Executive Orders, memoranda, certified Attorney General decisions, and other exercises of Executive authority, the present Administration has waged steady war against immigrants in removal proceedings. This comprehensive manual is our effort to ensure that, despite these ongoing attacks, pro bono attorneys are armed with the requisite knowledge to best defend young people.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is a unique status that protects children by coordinating a state court dependency and planning process with immigration petitions. Our Special Immigrant Juvenile Status manual is a step-by-step guide for pro bono attorneys representing SIJS-eligible clients.

Under U.S. immigration law, any person fleeing persecution who arrives at our borders, or is already in the United States, may seek asylum protection. While this premise is simple, the process an asylum-seeker must navigate in order to obtain such protection is incredibly complex. Our asylum manual is designed to help pro bono attorneys understand how to work with children who are seeking asylum in the United States. 

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