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KIND comments on DHS and DOJ’s interim final rule barring asylum eligibility for those entering between ports of entry

  on January 8, 2019   in articlesbriefs

On January 8, 2019, KIND submitted the public comments below urging DHS and DOJ to withdraw the interim final rule, which impedes access to lifesaving asylum protection for unaccompanied children and others fleeing threats to their

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KIND Comments on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

  on December 7, 2018   in articlesbriefs

On December 7, 2018, KIND submitted the public comments below on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” (“Proposed Rule”), issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on October 10, 2018 (83

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KIND Comments on Fee Waiver Policy Change

  on November 27, 2018   in articlesbriefs

On November 27,2018, KIND submitted the public comments on revisions proposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) relating to Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, and related guidance.   Download the full comments here. Re:

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KIND Comments on the Proposed Flores Regulations

  on November 8, 2018   in articlesbriefs

On November 6, 2018, KIND submitted the public comments below urging DHS and HHS to withdraw proposed regulations seeking to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement, expand the government’s ability to detain children for longer periods, and

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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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