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Immigration to Louisiana and the United States: Detention and Deportation

A guide designed to provide legal resources on United States immigration law and various related topics such as naturalization and asylum.

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Organizations

  • Deportation (USA.gov): The official website of the United States government for information on the deportation process and how to locate a person detained by ICE.
  • Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (USCIS.gov): The official US Citizenship and Immigration Services page for DACA, a policy that delays deportation for people who came to the United States without documentation as children.
  • Immigrants' Rights (ACLU of Louisiana): An ACLU page outlining various immigrant rights, many of which have to do with deportation. If you feel your rights have been violated, you can file a civil rights violation complaint with the ACLU.

Digital Resources

  • How to Defend Your Own Case (Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project): Materials designed to help you represent yourself in the United States Immigration Court. The webpage covers removal proceedings, how to pay bonds, how to request a release from custody, and other issues related to deportation.‚Äč
  • Form for Establishing Provisional Custody by Mandate (Louisiana Law Help): This form can be used to temporarily transfer custody/decision-making authority for your children to another person in the event of an emergency (for example, detention or deportation).
  • Paid an Immigration Bond? How to Get Money Back (NOLO): A guide that goes over how to get your money back after posting an immigration bond.
  • Resources from NIPNLG (National Immigration Project): Resources made by an organization of lawyers working to protect the rights of immigrants. In the middle where it says "Issue," you can filter for resources related to detention and other relevant topics. They offer informative graphics, seminar recordings, and more.
  • Community Resources Kit (Detention Watch Network y National Immigration Project): A guide that teaches best practices for talking and interacting with the police as an immigrant.
  • A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual Immigration & Consular Access Supplement (Columbia Law): An in-depth guide to how criminal activity can affect immigration, as well as the immigration rights one retains while imprisoned.
  • Detention (Immigrant Legal Resource Center): The ILRC provides practice manuals and digital resources on various immigration-related topics, and this page provides resources on detention.
  • DACA (Immigrant Legal Resource Center): The ILRC provides practice manuals and digital resources on various immigration-related topics, and this page provides resources on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) law.

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