Washtenaw County prosecutor won’t help ICE deport noncitizens

February 26, 2021

Our new prosecutor issues a sensible and equitable mandate for Washtenaw County, MI. Good work Eli Savit!! WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – Effective immediately, a person’s immigration status does not matter to the criminal justice system in Washtenaw County.

Trump Can’t Immediately End DACA, Supreme Court Rules

June 18, 2020

The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protects people brought to the United States as children by shielding them from deportation and letting them work. By Adam Liptak and Michael D. Shear June 18, 2020 Updated 1:28 p.m. ET WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration may not immediately proceed with […]

Voluntary Departure: When the Consequences of Failing to Depart Should and Should Not Apply

January 2, 2018

From the American Immigration Council: This Practice Advisory addresses when the voluntary departure period runs and the events that cause automatic termination of a voluntary departure order; the serious consequences that result from failing to depart; and when these consequences do not apply.

Index of Approved Spanish Michigan Court Forms

November 29, 2017

Translated court forms do not replace the use of the English versions. Michigan Court Rules and Michigan Trial Court Case File Management Standards require that all pleadings and other documents be in the English language.

National Immigrant Justice Center Response to RFI from ICE

October 26, 2017

Original Press Release found on ImmigrantJustice.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tara Tidwell Cullen, NIJC, (312) 660-1337, ttidwellcullen@heartlandalliance.org U.S. Government Issues RFI for New Immigration Detention Facilities; Advocates Respond with Information about Escalating Due Process and Civil Rights Violations WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2017) – As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeks new sites for immigration detention […]

Could Immigration Officals Be Looking at Your Social Media?

September 29, 2017

Social Media, Criminalization, and Immigration via National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, in immigration enforcement.1 Information shared on social media could be used against a person to arrest you, detain you, put you in fast-track deportation or regular deportation […]

Updates to current USCIS forms for 2017

August 29, 2017

There have been recent updates to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services forms below.

“Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement” Guide and Video

December 22, 2016

The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center has created a free guide called “Preparing Your Family for Immigration Enforcement as well as an introductory video.   We are pleased to make this video and guide available to those in need. Download Guide (Spanish) Download Guide (English) If you have questions about your immigration rights or need representation, […]

6th Circuit grants deportee an evidentiary hearing on ineffective assistance of counsel claim

March 3, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted Petitioner Aso Pola an evidentiary hearing on his ineffective assistance of counsel claim. To read the case in its entirety, please follow the below link: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-6th-circuit/1692655.html

Deportations Don’t Lower Crime Rates, Study Says

September 3, 2014

By KIRK SEMPLE, New York Times, SEPT. 3, 2014 Six years after the federal government opened an immigration enforcement program intended to improve public safety, deporting hundreds of thousands of people, many of them convicted criminals, a new study has concluded that the program has had “no observable effect on the overall crime rate.” The finding “calls into question […]