Resources

securing access to public services

A leaked proposal from the Department of Homeland Security reveals the Trump administration's intention to punish immigrants and their US-born children for using common public services. No changes have been implemented yet, but the attached infographic explains what changes we could see...

 

Deferred Action for DREAMers/acción diferida para los dreamers

On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would offer many DREAM Act-eligible individuals protection from deportation.  These young people, whether or not they are currently in deportation proceedings, will be able to apply for “deferred action,” which would...

 

TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS)

TPS is an immigration designation and a haven for people fleeing unlivable conditions in their home country and are unable to return ... FIRM believes that any attempts to strip countries of their TPS designations is a part of Trump’s mass deportation effort, as removing this program would send most recipients into an undocumented status, leaving them at risk of deportations...

 

enforcement in the trump era

Days into the Trump Administration, several executive orders were released, outlining policy changes for enforcement at the border, the interior of the country and prohibiting Muslim immigrants from entering into the United States.  These executive orders have been guiding principles for enforcement under this administration...

 

Know Your Rights! The Anti-Discrimination Provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division has an office dedicated to ensuring that employers are not discriminating against work-authorized individuals based on their national origin or immigration status.  It is unlawful to fire or refuse to hire certain workers because of where they are from or...

 

¡Conozca sus derechos! La Disposición Antidiscriminación de la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad (Immigration and Nationality Act, INA)

La División de Derechos Civiles del Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos cuenta con una oficina que se dedica a asegurar que los empleadores no discriminen a los individuos que estén autorizados a trabajar en el país por ser inmigrantes o de otra nacionalidad. Negarse a contratar a un empleado a causa de su nacionalidad o...

 

Resources for Educators

This document, which consists of Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”), seeks to help educators –- including School Superintendents -- as they work to ensure immigrant students’ right to an education is not undermined by federal immigration enforcement efforts. 

 

Prosecutorial Discretion: Research, Tools & Community Resources

Reports from FIRM, community education tools and resources, amalysis and tools from allied organizations, and more.

 

Family Unity Waiver: A Grassroots Toolkit on Changes to the 3- and 10-year Bar (En Español)

On Friday, January 6, 2012 President Obama and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced their intent to change United States immigration policy in order to help keep families together during sometimes lengthy reviews of visa applications.  This announcement marked an important victory...

 

Kris Kobach: The Architect of Hate

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been a notorious member and architect of the anti-immigrant movement for the past fifteen years. Among the leadership roles that he plays is serving as legal counsel to a network of organizations founded by John Tanton, a white supremacist, and includes the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a designated hate group...

 

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