Guide for Undocumented Youth in Removal Proceedings


Education Not Deportation: Guide for Undocumented Youth in Removal Proceedings

This guide is intended to aid certain undocumented students and their lawyers to fight effectively throughout a removal (deportation) proceeding. We have written this guide specifically for students who have already sought all other options to avoid deportation, but we believe the information in this guide should be valuable to all undocumented students and their attorneys.
Although this process can seem daunting to many students, we want to ensure students that hope is not lost. As reference points, we use previous cases where students and their attorneys have successfully maneuvered through their removal proceedings. Using these victories, this removal manual provides important instructions that can aid in this
complicated process.
Throughout the manual, we briefly describe the current and past struggles to change immigration policy, explain the different remedies that might be available to certain undocumented students, and include templates that students and attorneys can use to gain community and public support. While we try to include as much information as possible, this process will undoubtedly require tremendous dedication from the student and his/her attorney. In fact, being placed in a removal proceeding will likely challenge students in numerous ways. Nevertheless, we hope that students and their attorneys exhaust all possibilities and realize that hope is far from lost.

We’ve created individual word documents of these sample materials (also included in the complete guide) to make it easy for you use these in your campaigns.

This guide was created by Asian Law CaucusDreamactivist.orgEducators for Fair Consideration, and National Immigrant Youth Alliance

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