On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that his Administration will modify immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security 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. In general, the reforms fall into three categories: (i) changes to immigration enforcement policy; (ii) deferred action expansion; and (iii) changes to our legal immigration system.
About Administrative Relief
Below you will find resources on administrative relief and how advocates can prepare.
You can help potential applicants prepare now for possible immigration relief by providing them information about, and assisting them with, collecting certain documents and information that may be helpful in determining their eligibility when details of the program are explained.
This section has training resources to help immigration law practitioners and others understand DACA and DAPA.
This section features flyers, presentations and other resources to share with the community.
Client intake and case management materials help to ensure quality, consistent, and accurate immigration legal services. Consider using these sample documents in your own organization as you assist individuals seeking your help applying for administrative relief.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be the government agency primarily responsible for implementing administrative relief. Check the USCIS website for up-to-date information and forms related to administrative relief. You may also want to visit the websites of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for information about how those agencies will be involved in administrative relief.
In general, only licensed lawyers and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives (often called “accredited reps”) working for BIA recognized non-profits, are allowed to practice immigration law. Here, you can learn about immigration fraud and why you want to avoid it.