Looking for immigration legal help, guidance on your rights, or preparing for the end of status?
Use the resources on this page to get started.
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This guide provides strategies for practitioners seeking a client’s release from immigration detention. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of preparing for and representing a client during immigration court bond hearings.
The “Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law (UPIL): A State-by-State Overview of Legal Mechanisms to Combat these Deceptive Practice” resource is intended for immigration attorneys, recognized and accredited representative, and community-based organizations assisting noncitizen clients who have been victims of unauthorized practice of immigration law.
A very informative guide on the best ways to avoid immigration scams to protect yourself and not suffer consequences.
Available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. Disponible en español.
Immigrating to another country takes a lot of courage. Some people may see your immigration status as a weakness and try to take advantage of you. Others may genuinely want to help you, but they simply are not authorized or qualified to do so. Before you ask someone for help or pay for a service, CLINIC wants to help you protect yourself, and others, from immigration scams, commonly called notario fraud.
How to get a client’s bond money back, once they’ve been released or deported is just one of the questions arising in the cases of families who have had their asylum merits cases scheduled on a fast track.
Get screened for other immigration options
CLINIC recommends speaking with a qualified legal practitioner to discuss your immigration options. Our self-screening tools may help you in determining your next steps but it is not a substitute for speaking with an attorney or accredited representative.
This document can help undocumented individuals determine whether they might qualify for some sort of immigration relief and whether they are at high risk of being arrested by immigration.
Plan ahead for an emergency
In addition to our Know Your Rights materials, use this resource to help develop your plan for yourself, your assets, and your family in case of an emergency.
The president's Jan. 25, 2017 executive orders on border and immigration enforcement effectively put more than 11 million undocumented and other immigrants living in the U.S. at risk of detention and deportation. As a result, families at risk face challenges and difficult decisions in preparing for the possibility of being separated from one another. Planning to ensure children (as well as other dependents) and financial assets are taken care of is crucial but preparation can be complex.