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Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Temporary Relief from Deportation for People

If you are in immigration proceedings and your case is considered low priority, this guide will inform how you may get granted prosecutorial discretion; that will temporarily defer your removal from the US.

Guide: How to stop removal proceedings through the "10-Year Cancellation of Removal" law

If you, or someone you know, is in removal proceedings, this guide will help you understand the requirements and steps to build your case based on the "1-year cancellation of removal" legal remedy. If granted, it will stop your removal from the U.S. and will help you obtain a legal permanent resident card (green card).

Getting a Bond: Your Keys to Release from Detention

This packet will give you the keys you need to be released on bond. It includes information about who is eligible for a bond, how to apply for bond, and what evidence you need to convince the Judge to give you a low bond.

What to Do if You Are Arrested or Detained by Immigration

If you are arrested and detained, it is important that you keep calm, and remember the following things.

What to Do If You Are In Expedited Removal or Restatement of Removal

If you have recently come to the United States without permission and are afraid to return to your home country, you may be in the "credible fear" process.

A Roadmap to Winning Legal Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder Removal Case

If you are legal permanent resident (LPR) of the United States (also called a "green card" holder) and you"ve been convicted of certain crimes or broken other immigration laws, ICE may put you into deportation proceedings. However, you may be able to apply for a one-time-only pardon that allows you to cancel your deportation.

Guide to 90 Day Custody Review Process

This guide is designed to help individuals with a final "order of removal, deportation, or exclusion" who are still in detention after 9 days. The law states that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has 9 days from the date you received your final order to remove you from the US.

How to Apply for Asylum and Withholding of Removal

This guide will give you the basics about these laws and explain how your might be able to use these laws to stop your deportation. We"ll also talk about how to apply and what kind of evidence you need for a strong case.

How to Apply for Voluntary Departure

This booklet is for people who are in the custody of DHS and who have been placed in removal proceedings. "Removal" is what used to be called "deportation."

How to Apply to the Department of Homeland Security for Release from Immigration Custody

This booklet is for certain individuals in the custody of DHS who do not qualify under the law to ask an Immigration Judge to lower their bonds but who may qualify to ask the Immigration and Naturalization Service to set bonds in their cases or to let them leave the detention center without paying bonds.

Prolonged Detention Bond Hearing

This guide should be reviewed if you have requested a bond hearing based on the Ninth Circuit decisions in Casas-Castrillon v. DHS, 535 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 28), Rodriguez v. Robbins, 715 F.3d 1127 (9th. Cir. 213), or Diouf v. Napolitano, 634 F.3d 181 (9th Cir. 211).

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ)

The purpose of the SIJ program is to help foreign children in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.

Violence Against Women Act

Immigrant victims are protected by federal law.

Appeals and Motions: Questions and Answers

You may file an appeal on some unfavorable decisions to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Find Legal Assistance with Your Immigration Case Near You

This interactive map and search engine that will help you find legal assistance near you.

ICE Online Detainee Locator System

This tool will help you locate a detainee who is currently in ICE custody, or who was released from ICE custody within the last 6 days.

An Immigration Filing Fee Waiver

Recognizing that some applicants cannot pay the filing fees, USCIS established a fee waiver process for certain forms and benefit types.

Temporary Relief from Deportation for People

If you are in immigration proceedings and your case is considered low priority, this guide will inform how you may get granted prosecutorial discretion; that will temporarily defer your removal from the US.

Guide: How to stop removal proceedings through the "10-Year Cancellation of Removal" law

If you, or someone you know, is in removal proceedings, this guide will help you understand the requirements and steps to build your case based on the "1-year cancellation of removal" legal remedy. If granted, it will stop your removal from the U.S. and will help you obtain a legal permanent resident card (green card).

Find Legal Assistance with Your Immigration Case Near You

This interactive map and search engine that will help you find legal assistance near you.

Getting a Bond: Your Keys to Release from Detention

This packet will give you the keys you need to be released on bond. It includes information about who is eligible for a bond, how to apply for bond, and what evidence you need to convince the Judge to give you a low bond.

ICE Online Detainee Locator System

This tool will help you locate a detainee who is currently in ICE custody, or who was released from ICE custody within the last 6 days.

What to Do if You Are Arrested or Detained by Immigration

If you are arrested and detained, it is important that you keep calm, and remember the following things.

What to Do If You Are In Expedited Removal or Restatement of Removal

If you have recently come to the United States without permission and are afraid to return to your home country, you may be in the "credible fear" process.

A Roadmap to Winning Legal Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder Removal Case

If you are legal permanent resident (LPR) of the United States (also called a "green card" holder) and you"ve been convicted of certain crimes or broken other immigration laws, ICE may put you into deportation proceedings. However, you may be able to apply for a one-time-only pardon that allows you to cancel your deportation.

An Immigration Filing Fee Waiver

Recognizing that some applicants cannot pay the filing fees, USCIS established a fee waiver process for certain forms and benefit types.

Appeals and Motions: Questions and Answers

You may file an appeal on some unfavorable decisions to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Guide to 90 Day Custody Review Process

This guide is designed to help individuals with a final "order of removal, deportation, or exclusion" who are still in detention after 9 days. The law states that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) has 9 days from the date you received your final order to remove you from the US.

How to Apply for Asylum and Withholding of Removal

This guide will give you the basics about these laws and explain how your might be able to use these laws to stop your deportation. We"ll also talk about how to apply and what kind of evidence you need for a strong case.

How to Apply for Voluntary Departure

This booklet is for people who are in the custody of DHS and who have been placed in removal proceedings. "Removal" is what used to be called "deportation."

How to Apply to the Department of Homeland Security for Release from Immigration Custody

This booklet is for certain individuals in the custody of DHS who do not qualify under the law to ask an Immigration Judge to lower their bonds but who may qualify to ask the Immigration and Naturalization Service to set bonds in their cases or to let them leave the detention center without paying bonds.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Prolonged Detention Bond Hearing

This guide should be reviewed if you have requested a bond hearing based on the Ninth Circuit decisions in Casas-Castrillon v. DHS, 535 F.3d 942 (9th Cir. 28), Rodriguez v. Robbins, 715 F.3d 1127 (9th. Cir. 213), or Diouf v. Napolitano, 634 F.3d 181 (9th Cir. 211).

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ)

The purpose of the SIJ program is to help foreign children in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.

Tips for Filing Forms with USCIS

Form fees, eligibility requirements, fee waiver eligibility, required documents, and mailing addresses vary depending on the form you are filing and why you are filing.

Violence Against Women Act

Immigrant victims are protected by federal law.

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