New Immigration Enforcement Administrative Relief Resources

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Late last week President Obama announced Executive Actions to change immigration and enforcement policies. People who have lived in the U.S. for 5 years and who have U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident children will be able to apply for a work permit and protection from deportation.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a series of memos to make changes to removal priorities, Secure Communities, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, deferred action, provisional waivers, parole, and more.

National experts are working together to review the changes and create resources to support legal service providers and other organizations serving immigrant communities.

The Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI) is a national collaboration of partners coordinating a response to the executive actions. CIRI has set up the "Administrative Relief Resource Center" website to distribute new information and resources at www.adminrelief.org.

The Immigration Advocates Network, along with their partners and other advocates are making a variety of resources on administrative relief available:

On Immigration Advocates Network:

In the Library:
A new section of the library on Administrative Relief, with government announcements, memos, updates on the new policies, links to key resources, and more at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?23608.

Other Resources:

Administrative Relief Resource Center (ARRC)
The Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI) is posting information and materials to help practitioners at www.adminrelief.org. This new resource also features a referral directory of trusted nonprofit legal providers, a calendar of upcoming events and trainings, news, links to key resources, and more.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
DHS offers a summary of the Executive actions with links to the memos that provide direction for implementation at http://www.dhs.gov/immigration-action?utm_source=hp_feature&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=dhs_hp.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
The ILRC has setup a new listserv to help practitioners share information and ask questions. To join the listserv, visit https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/adminrelief/info.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
ICE has published guidance for people with removal orders, in proceedings, or in custody at http://www.ice.gov/immigrationaction.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
USCIS has an information page and a sign-up to receive notifications of changes at http://www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction.