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Fact sheets, how to help and other resources on family separation

The administration’s recent policy of separating children from their parents at the border has a wide range of repercussions. Meanwhile, due to deportations and enforcement actions, family separations also occur on a regular basis across the country, far away from the border. We've compiled resources including suggestions for how people can help and facts about the situation.

Stories of Immigration

by LaRia Land

Nearly 20 years after she first began working with immigrants teaching citizenship classes, Gloria Avila of the Hispanic Services Council in Tampa, Florida, obtained full DOJ accreditation and successfully represented her first client.

Posted: Jul. 17, 2018
by Laura Nino

Evoking the “golden rule,” the Catholic and business communities in Dallas have come together in a new campaign that encourages neighbors of all backgrounds to embrace one another and ‘walk in each other’s shoes.’  

Posted: Jun. 27, 2018

Featured Resources & Analysis

This practice advisory by CLINIC and the American Immigration Council provides practitioners with strategies and considerations based on the U.S. Supreme Court case of Pereira v. Sessions.

Last updated: Jul. 20, 2018

This practice pointer provides a summary and analysis of USCIS's June 28, 2018 policy memo which expands the situations in which USCIS will issue a Notice to Appear in connection with adjudicating a request for immigration benefits.

Last updated: Jul. 20, 2018

Press Releases

SILVER SPRING, Maryland—The administration’s decision July 19 to extend Temporary Protected Status for Somalia will give the 500 people it covers 18 months to remain in the United States while providing no protection from deportation for other Somalis who arrived later.

Posted: Jul. 19, 2018

SILVER SPRING, Maryland­—In another policy change that could dramatically increase the number of legal immigrants who face deportation, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, in guidance made public July 5, said that almost everyone who is denied an immigration benefit will be issued a Notice to Appear in court for potential deportation.

Posted: Jul. 9, 2018