Administrative Relief Policy Update
President Obama has just announced his plan to take action to provide administrative relief from deportation for many people. We still don't know the full details of the program, but tens of thousands of people in Michigan could be eligible for relief. This is what you need to know today:
- iAmerica.org is a trusted site where potential applicants can sign up for email & text alerts about administrative relief.
- adminrelief.org is a collaboration of national organizations and is a trusted source for the very latest legal information about administrative relief.
- Community information sessions are the best defense against fraud and scams. You can host one for 1, 2, or 1,000 people who know and trust you. If you are considering holding a community information session, do it, and do it! The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) has put together a number of resources for service providers and faith communities who are planning their response. Check out the "Preparation Checklist for Community Helpers" at https://cliniclegal.org/
- The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and many members of the Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights will be planning and coordinating legal workshops and will be recruiting pro bono attorneys to volunteer. Michigan United is recruiting community volunteers to assist with outreach events and already has training sessions scheduled so click here to sign up.