Resources

Safe Passage Resources

1. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS

2. ASYLUM

3. PUBLIC EDUCATION

4.. U-LAMP Team

5. PUBLIC BENEFITS 

6. T – VISAS

7. U – VISAS

8. Immigration Court

The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR, or “Immigration Court”) maintains an automated case Information System, 1-800-898-7180. Calling this number allows you type in your client’s A # (Alien Number) and obtain updated information about the next hearing date, Immigration Judge, etc.

ICE’s cover sheet for copies of motions that you file: ICE counsel in NYC asks that we put the latest version of a one-page information sheet on top of the copies of motions that we give to ICE counsel.  Around the end of September 2015, ICE counsel released a new version of its Cover Sheet. See the form here: Cover Sheet for Motion Submitted to Ice Counsel

EOIR’s eRegistry information: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/engage/eRegistration.htm

EOIR’s September 10, 2014 memo to Immigration Judges on continuances to obtain representation, adjournments for other reasons, and appearances by custodians for unaccompanied children at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?23424.

The July/August 2014 Immigration Law Advisor, an EOIR publication with an article on the circuit split on the finality rule, circuit court decisions for June 2014, recent BIA precedent decisions, and a regulatory update at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?23425.

A training manual for the EOIR’s Model Hearing Program, to help prepare advocates for practice in immigration court, at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?23426

A select list of Board of Immigration Appeals (and federal court) cases, starting with the most recent at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/cases/

Webinars:

– “All About BIA Recognition and Accreditation,” by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), covers the guidelines for organizations and non-attorneys to qualify for representing immigrants in applications and proceedings at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?23427.

– “Practice Before the Board of Immigration Appeals,” by the Immigration Advocates Network, provides concrete tips from the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board and immigration expert Karen Grisez at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?21425

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

The EOIR Practice Manual is regularly updated online at http://www.justice.gov/eoir/vll/OCIJPracManual/ocij_page1.htm. To join the EOIR listserv and receive notices of BIA precedent decisions, go to http://www.mailermailer.com/x?oid=05990s. “Like” the EOIR on Facebook, as a source for published decisions, discipline notices, office closings, and more at https://www.facebook.com/doj.eoir/.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)

TRAC reports immigration court data, including a tool to track immigration court backlogs by location and other criteria at http://trac.syr.edu/phptools/immigration/court_backlog/.

**If you are an attorney and want to Volunteer with us please sign up on our Volunteer page.  We are happy to provide our volunteers with additional resources and sample documents.

New York Immigration Coalition’s Community Toolkit

The following is a list of resources explains the rights of non-citizens when it comes to ICE, working with attorneys, access to education and health care, and more. Link HERE.

Immigration Raids – Know Your Rights

If you haven’t already, please review: Basic Rights In English.

Si no a revisado el documento, por favor lea: Derechos Basicos En Espanol.

If you have more questions, the Immigrant Defense Project published this very helpful brochure in English. You can also find more information at the IDP website.

Si tiene mas preguntas, el “Immigrant Defense Project” publico este folleto muy informativo en espanol. Tambien puede encontrar mas information en su pagina de la red de IDP.

Safe Passage Training Videos

Click here to see our YouTube Channel with videos of past trainings.

Click here to see our Family Court Simulation Training from December 8, 2014.

By Safe Passage Project’s Lenni Benson, Founder, and Claire Thomas, Director of Training.

Immigration Court Resources

Click here to find a list of resources regarding immigration court.

Educational Rights of Minors in New York State

Click here to find a list of resources regarding a minor’s right to education in New York State.

Immigration Trainings for Volunteer Attorneys and Law Students

Safe Passage provides free naturalization and SIJ status trainings for volunteer attorneys and students. Past trainings have been held at New York Law School, other public schools and at law firms throughout the New York metropolitan area, including Kaye Scholer, LLP, Gibney LLP, and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP.

Other Resources

Office of Refugee and Resettlement Info on Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsor by State

A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

UNHCR Report: Children on the Run

Unaccompanied Children in the United States: A Literature Review by The Vera Institute

The Flow of Unaccompanied Children Through the Immigration System

Migrant Rights and Justice by the Women’s Refugee Commission

Administrative Appeals Office Practice Manual

Lenni Benson’s Testimony to the NY State Assembly – September 2014

Lenni Benson’s Testimony to the NYC Council – Sept. 29, 2014

Lenni Benson’s Testimony to the New York City Council – December 9th, 2015

 

 

 

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