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Betraying Family Values

Published   on March 9, 2017

How Immigration Policy at the United States Border is Separating Families While it is not yet clear how the Trump Administration will implement the border enforcement policies laid out in the President’s recent executive order,

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2015 Annual Report

Published   on November 21, 2016

Potential Impact of Presidential Election on KIND clients

Published   on November 15, 2016

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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Recommendations for the Next Administration: Improving the Protection and Fair Treatment of Unaccompanied Children

Published   on November 8, 2016

The Way Forward: Fair and Humane Treatment of Unaccompanied Children October 2016   The historic numbers of children fleeing their homes and seeking protection in the United States has often been referred to as a “surge.”

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

Published   on October 5, 2016

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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Improving the Protection and Fair Treatment of Unaccompanied Children

Published   on September 20, 2016

The Way Forward: Fair and Humane Treatment of Unaccompanied Children September 2016 Authors: Jennifer Podkul and Megan McKenna; Contributors: Wendy Young, Cory Smith, and Lisa Frydman. Layout and design: Alexandra Pender. All children’s names have

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

Published   on September 16, 2016

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

Published   on August 11, 2016

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

Published   on July 18, 2016

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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KIND Advisory on U.S. vs Texas

Published   on June 24, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court 4-4 vote in US v. Texas leaves in place national injunction against proposed DACA & DAPA programs. For more information on the effects, see KIND’s advisory below. Split Ruling in U.S. v.

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