Resources for Attorneys
- Mentally Incompetent But Deported Anyway: Strategies for Helping a Mentally Ill Client Return to the United States (issued September 2015): This Practice Advisory does not discuss the Franco-Gonzalez settlement agreement. A separate Practice Advisory discussing that settlement is now available.
- Reopening a Case for the Mentally Incompetent in Light of Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder (November 2015)
- "Roadmap to Assessing a Post-Deportation Case" (June 2015)
- "False Claims to U.S. Citizenship: Consequences and Possible Defenses" (issued July 2014, updated Nov. 2014 to reflect new BIA precedent decision)
- "Post-Departure Motions to Reopen or Reconsider" (March 2014)
- "Seeking a Judicial Stay of Removal in the Court of Appeals" (January 2014): A template stay motion, template declaration in support of stay motion, and guidelines for letters of support are also available.
- "Equitable Tolling of Motions to Reopen" (December 2013)
- "The Possible Impact of the Supreme Court's Windsor Decision on Individuals Previously Removed" (July 2013)
- "Returning to the United States Following Removal: A Guide to Non-Immigrant Visas" (2009)
- Practice Advisory by National Immigration Project, Legal Action Center, and Immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU on "Return to the United States After Prevailing on a Petition for Review or Motion to Reopen or Reconsider"
Pro Bono Opportunities
The Post Deportation Human Rights Project welcomes all attorneys who would like assistance with a post-deportation case or more general information on post-deportation law to contact us. In addition to legal advice and information, the PDHRP may be available to mentor attorneys working on post-deportation issues.
We also ask for your assistance in representing individuals who have been removed and hope that you will be a partner in developing the field of post-deportation law. If you are an attorney interested in learning more about post-deportation law and representing a post-deportation client pro bono or if you are an attorney with previous experience in representing post-deportation clients and would be willing to share your expertise with us, please consider becoming a member of the PDHRP Pro Bono Panel, and complete the following form.
You may also contact us directly.
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