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KIND Comments on the Proposed Flores Regulations

  on November 8, 2018   in articlesbriefs

Amicus Brief relating to the use of administrative closure

  on February 27, 2018   in articlesbriefs

In January 2018, the Attorney General invited briefing from amici curiae relating to the use of administrative closure to take a pending case off the immigration court’s active docket for an indefinite period.  This longstanding

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Immigrant Family Preparedness Guide for Georgia Families

  on October 5, 2017   in articlesbriefs

If you are away from your children, it is a good idea to have a plan to make sure they are taken care of. If you want someone you trust to take care of your

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Resources to Prepare for Raids and Other Immigration Enforcement Actions

  on September 15, 2017   in articlesbriefs

Compiled List of Know Your Rights/Community & Family Preparedness materials KYR wallet cards: ILRC’s Red Cards AILA Know Your Rights Handouts: If ICE Visits a Home, Employer, or Public Space USCCB video resources (English &

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Know Your Rights Information on ICE Raids for Parents/Community/Attorneys

  on June 29, 2017   in articlesbriefs

The below is a collection of Know Your Rights resources to help prepare parents, community members, and attorneys on ICE raids on the sponsors of unaccompanied children and families. Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)  Advice and

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Potential Impact of Presidential Election on KIND clients

  on November 15, 2016   in articlesbriefs

Many KIND pro bono attorneys may have questions about how the presidential election will affect your clients and their cases. This memo is to provide a basic overview of what we know and what we

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USCIS announcement of September 21, 2016 entitled “DOS Publishes Visa Bulletin for October 2016”

  on October 5, 2016   in articlesbriefs

On September 21, 2016, USCIS issued a public announcement, included in the Appendix below, and reflected on USCIS’ webpage, Adjustment of Status Filing Charts from the Visa Bulletin. The announcement concerns adjustment of status applications

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Update on October 2016 Visa Bulletin regarding status adjustment for certain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) clients

  on September 16, 2016   in articlesbriefs

Effective October 1, 2016, adjustment of status applications on behalf of Special Immigrant Juveniles (“SIJs”) born in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras (hereinafter “Northern Triangle countries”) can be adjudicated if and only if the applicant

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Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes

  on August 11, 2016   in articlesbriefs

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Update on August 2016 Visa Bulletin regarding status adjustment for certain Special Immigrant Juvenile clients

  on July 18, 2016   in articlesbriefs

As discussed in previous KIND practice advisories, the Employment-Based Fourth Preference (“EB-4”) visa category, which encompasses Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJs), has become oversubscribed for applicants from certain countries. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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