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Resources for Attorneys

Practice Advisories

  • "Roadmap to Assessing a Post-Deportation Case" (June 2015): Click here to download. 
  • "False Claims to U.S. Citizenship: Consequences and Possible Defenses" (issued July 2014, updated Nov. 2014 to reflect new BIA precedent decision): Click here to download.
  • "Post-Departure Motions to Reopen or Reconsider" (March 2014): Click here to download.
  • "Seeking a Judicial Stay of Removal in the Court of Appeals" (January 2014):  Click here to download.  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):  Click here to download.
  • "The Possible Impact of the Supreme Court's Windsor Decision on Individuals Previously Removed" (July 2013):  Click here to download.
  • "Returning to the United States Following Removal: A Guide to Non-Immigrant Visas (2009): Click here to download.
  • 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" available here.

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.  A PDHRP attorney will follow up with you.


Click here to fill out our Pro Bono Panel form.

You may also contact us directly.