Below you will find resources on administrative relief and how advocates can prepare. 

Admin Relief Overview

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.

How to Prepare for Administrative Relief

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.

Practice Advisories and Legal Training Materials

Community Education

Client Intake and Case Management

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.

Government Documents

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.


ciri partners

  • asian americans advancing justice
  • american immigration council
  • afl cio
  • american immigration council
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • catholic immigration network
  • center for migration studies
  • fair immigration reform movement
  • immigration advocates network
  • immigration legal resource center
  • naleo educational fund
  • national council of la raza
  • national immigration law center
  • national immigration project
  • the national partnership for new americans
  • picon national network
  • picon national network
  • ufw foundation
  • unite here!
  • united we dream
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