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The 2016 presidential election is consequential and has instilled great concern and fear among immigrant communities. This page contains resources for immigrants and the broader community. (See the Centre Daily Times story on the resources available on this page.)

Please visit this page for updates.

Update on TPS: (Updated January 10, 2018):
Temporary Protected Status or TPS refers to a status certain nationals may receive when their home countries face ongoing conflict, natural disaster or other extraordinary conditions. In the last several months, DHS has ended TPS for the following nationalities (El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan) and in doing so has triggered great uncertainty for thousands of individuals and their families.

Litigation Update on Travel Ban 3.0 (February 2018): 
On December 22, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ban violates the Immigration and Nationality Act. Said the court “The Proclamation, like its predecessor executive orders, relies on the premise that the Immigration and Nationality Act …vests the President with broad powers to regulate the entry of aliens. Those powers, however, are not without limit. We conclude that the President’s issuance of the Proclamation once again exceeds the scope of his delegated authority.” The court limited the injunction to those “with a credible bona fide relationship with the United States” and then stayed its own decision pending a decision by the Supreme Court.

On February 15, 2018, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the ban likely violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. It found that the Proclamation is “unconstitutionally tainted with animus toward Islam.” It further found that “an objective observer could conclude that the President’s repeated statements convey the primary purpose of the Proclamation—to exclude Muslims from the United States. In fact, it is hard to imagine how an objective observer could come to any other conclusion when the President’s own deputy press secretary made this connection express.” The court similarly limited the injunction to “foreign nationals with a bona fide relationship with an individual or entity in the United States,” and also stayed its own decision pending the Supreme Court’s decision.  

On January 19, 2018, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. Since both circuit courts of appeal have stayed their preliminary injunctions pending a Supreme Court decision, the Proclamation is still fully in effect, and will remain so until the final decision of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for April 25.  A decision is likely in June 2018. 


Resources on DACA

DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was announced by former President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012, and implemented by then Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. The policy has enabled people who came to the United States before the age of 16 to apply for “deferred action” (a form of prosecutorial discretion) and a work permit. The program has protected nearly 800,000 people in the United States. On September 5, 2017, AG Sessions announced that DACA would be rescinded. Since this time, thousands of DACA recipients have lost their DACA status. On January 9, the federal district court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide injunction ordering the Department of Homeland Security to continue the DACA program ordering DHS to maintain DACA on the same terms that existed prior to its rescission on September 5, 2017 and to allow qualifying DACA recipients to apply to renew their applications. The ruling does not apply to new DACA applicants or those seeking to travel on advance parole. Click here to view the USCIS Response to the court ruling. On February 13, the federal district court for the Eastern District of New York issued a nationwide injunction similar to the one issued by the California court. Following a request by the government to the Supreme Court hear the California case without a decision by the appellate court, the Supreme Court on February 26 denied the request “without prejudice” and noted “It is assumed that the Court of Appeals will proceed expeditiously to decide this case.” What this means is that for now, USCIS must continue to accept DACA requests in accordance with the district court orders. Importantly, those who have never held DACA are ineligible to apply now. (Updated 02/27/18)

New from the Clinic, Professor Wadhia, or Penn State

Amicus Brief: Regents of the University of California, et al. v. Department of Homeland Security, et al.
Immigration Law Scholars, March 20, 2018.

Penn State Reaffirms Support as DACA Future Remains Unknown, Penn State News, March 20, 2018.

DACA Recipient at Penn State: A Life Fearing Deportation, The Daily Collegian, March 19, 2018.

 

Litigation on DACA Rescission: What We Know
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, February 27, 2018.


Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York Nationwide Injunction to continue DACA
United States District Court Eastern District of New York, February 13, 2018.

Declaration in Support of the Preliminary Injunction to Enjoin the DACA Rescission
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, February 15, 2018.

Twitter Thread Analysis of Nationwide Injunction on DACA Rescission by Second Court
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, February 13, 2018.

Legal Referrals: DACA Holders
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants Rights Clinic, February 1, 2018.


DACA Workshop Presentation, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, January 28, 2018.
 

Response from USCIS Following the Court Decision to Restore DACA
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, January 14, 2018.

Twitter Thread on DACA Court Ruling
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, January 10, 2018.

Penn State Backs Open Letter to Congress in Support of DACA Beneficiaries
Penn State News, October 20, 2017.

The Future of DACA: What Lies Ahead PowerPoint 
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, September 20, 2017.



DACA Rescission 2017: What We Know Infographic
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, September 21, 2017.


 

DACA: What Lies Ahead - Facebook Live Video
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, September 20, 2017.

2017 DACA Rescission Announcement: What It Means
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, September 14, 2017.

What Have Courts Said About the Constitutionality of DACA?
Miriam Valverde for PolitiFact, September 11, 2017.

DACA Latest: Potential Lawsuits, the Use of Data for Deportation, and More
AirTalk, National Public Radio, September 6, 2017.

Immigration Law and Policy After the Election: Five Key Points
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia for Medium, September 6, 2017.

Making Sense of Uncertainty: What DACA Recipients Need to Know
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia on The Takeaway, WNYC, September 6, 2017.

Announcement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: What We Know
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights, September 6, 2017.

El anuncio sobre Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA):  Lo que sabemos
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights, September 6, 2017.

다카 ( 청년 이주자 추방 유예 정책 (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA)
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights, September 6, 2017.

Facebook Live: DACA Announcement: What We Know
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, September 5, 2017.

ACSBlog: Trump Rescinds DACA
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Lorella Praeli, September 5, 2017.

Twitter Thread Coverage of Attorney General Press Conference
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, September 5, 2017.

Penn State President Eric Barron's Statement on DACA Announcement
Penn State News, September 5, 2017.

Dear Mr. President: Defend DACA
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia for Medium, September 2, 2017.

NPR Talk on DACA
NPR, August 30, 2017.

ACS Webinar: Texas vs. the DREAMers, Again
ACS, August 24th, 2017.

2013 DACA Workshop Presentation
Center for Immigrants' Right Clinic, March 21, 2013.

Advisories and Tools from Other Organizations

Practice Advisory: Immigration Relief for DACA Recipients Based on Fear of Return
University of California Hastings College of the Law Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, February 2018.

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Intervene on DACA
Amy Howe, SCOTUS Blog, January 18, 2018.

Justice Department Files Notice of Appeal and Intends to Petition for Immediate Supreme Court Review in DACA Lawsuit
The United States Department of Justice, January 16, 2018.

Five Things to Know About the Latest USCIS Announcement
National Immigration Law Center, January 14, 2018.

FAQ: USCIS is Accepting DACA Renewal Applications
National Immigration Law Center, January 14, 2018.

USCIS Statement on Preliminary Injunction
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, January 13, 2018.

Top 5 Things to Know About the DACA Injunction
United We Dream, January 10, 2018.

Practice Alert: Filing DACA Renewal Applications in the Wake of the January 9, 2018 Federal Court Ruling
American Immigration Lawyers Association, January 10, 2018.

USCIS Guidance on DACA Renewal Requests Affected by Mail Service Issues
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, November 15, 2017.

In Reversal, Immigration Agency Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests
Liz Robbins, New York Times, November 15, 2017.

National Press Club Forum on Higher Education and Immigration
Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, November 14, 2017. Includes perspectives from several university and college presidents.

About DACA and Employment
National Immigration Law Center, September 7, 2017.

FAQs on DACA Termination
National Immigration Law Center, September 5, 2017.

Top 5 Things to Know About the Announcement that DACA is Being Ended
National Immigration Law Center, September 5, 2017.

Community Advisory: What Do I Need to Know About the End of DACA
Immigrant Legal Resource Center, September 5, 2017.

Defending Dreamers: Educator's Toolkit
InformedImmigrant.com, September 5, 2017.

About DACA and Employment
United We Dream, National Immigration Law Center, and Advancing Justice, September 5, 2017.

Practice Advisory: Screening Potential DACA Requestors for Other Forms of Relief
Created by Patrick Taurel for the American Immigration Council, Sept. 1, 2017.

DACA Update: Five Things You Should Know
Fact sheet from the National Immigration Law Center and United We Dream, August 2017.

DHS Reviewing Status of Obama's Deferred-Action Program for Illegal Immigrants
Washington Post, August 24, 2017.

Government Documents

Acting Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, March 7, 2018.

News In Focus: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Department of Homeland Security, September 8, 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Rescission of DACA
Department of Homeland Security, September 5, 2017.

Memorandum on Rescission of DACA
Department of Homeland Security, September 5, 2017.

Jeff Sessions' Letter Calling for End of DACA
Mahita Gajanan for Time, September 5, 2017.

DHS Press Release
Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Department of Homeland Security, September 5, 2017.

VIDEO: Attorney General Announces Recission of DACA
New York Times, September 5, 2017.

Resources on DAPA

Rescission of Memorandum Providing for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents
Released 6/15/17 by Dept. of Homeland Security John F. Kelly to rescind the memo that created DAPA.

The Birth and Death of Deferred Action and What the Future Holds
Article on Medium from Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia on the outlook of DAPA.


Temporary Protected Status/Deferred Enforcement Departure

Temporary Protected Status or TPS refers to a status certain nationals may receive when their home countries face ongoing conflict, natural disaster or other extraordinary conditions. TPS was created by Congress in 1990 and codified in Section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Currently, more than 300,000 people live in the United States, with the largest share coming from El Salvador. In the last several months, DHS has ended TPS for the following nationalities (El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan) and in doing so has triggered great uncertainty for thousands of individuals and their families. Many individuals with TPS have lived in the United States for more than a decade and during this time have built families and worked in essential industries. (Updated January 10, 2018). Below are some resources on TPS.

Filing Procedures for Employment Authorization and Automatic Extension of Existing Employment Authorization Documents for Eligible Liberians Before Period of Deferred Enforced Departure Ends
Federal Register, March 30, 2018.

Practice Pointer: Screening TPS Beneficiaries for Other Potential Forms of Immigration Relief
AILA's Vermont Service Center Liaison Committee, March 27, 2018.

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State and Secretary of Homeland Security
The White House, March 27, 2018.

Trump Ends Temporary Immigration Status for Thousands of Liberians
The New York Times, March 27, 2018.

What Comes Next: Potential Relief Options After the Termination of TPS
The Insightful Immigration Blog, January 17, 2018.

Immigrant Status
Fox 8 TV, January 10, 2018.

Deferred Enforcement Departure for Liberians: What We Know
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, March 27, 2018.

Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans: What We Know
Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, January 10, 2018.

Announcements and Updates on TPS
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Updated January 8, 2018.

Temporary Protected Status: An Overview
American Immigration Council, August 24, 2017.

Temporary Protected Status Fact Sheet
American Immigration Council, August 24, 2017.


Resources on Executive Orders & Proclamations on the Travel Ban

VIDEO: Symposium on Trump's Executive Orders on ImmigrationWashington & Lee University School of Law, February 20, 2018.

Executive Order: Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities, October 24, 2017.

Presidential Proclamation on Enhancing Vetting Capabilities & Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats, September 24, 2017. (Travel Ban 3.0)

On September 24, 2017 President Trump  released a Presidential Proclamation that extended indefinitely the ban on several countries and imposed additional restrictions on other countries. The Proclamation enacts a new ban that excludes individuals from eight countries – Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela while excluding Sudan – and imposes country specific restrictions on each. This updated policy has no stated end date. 

AUDIO: The Travel Ban at the Supreme Court: A Briefing on Trump v. Hawaii

On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the much-awaited case of Trump v. Hawaii, the challenge brought by the state asserting, among other things, that the Administration’s executive order barring admission into the U. S. from certain predominantly Muslim countries and suspending refugee admissions violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause and federal immigration law. Join ACS for a discussion of the legal questions under review by the Court and what’s at stake.

Featuring: 

- Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society, Moderator
- Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin, Attorney General of Hawaii March 2015 - February 2018
- Thomas Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law
- Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law; Founder and Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law 

 

 

 

Executive Order: Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States, March 6, 2017.

Executive Order: "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals," January 27, 2017.
Spanish Translation
This Executive Order suspends the refugee resettlement program for 120 days; indefinitely suspends the admission of Syrian refugees; and suspends entry by non-citizens from Muslim- and Arab-majority countries for at least 90 days, among other things.

  • Alert: On February 9, 2017, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld the restraining order that prohibits the federal government from enforcing several sections of the January 27, 2017 Executive Order. This order applies nationwide. Please see our Questions and Answers document for more information.  

Additional U.S. Government Materials:

Resources from the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic and Other Organizations:


Resources on Executive Orders on Immigration Enforcement

Executive Order: "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States" (Interior Enforcement)
Spanish Translation
This Executive Order addresses immigration enforcement at the interior of the United States; lists new priorities for enforcement and removal; and seeks to penalize state and local jurisdictions who are defined as "sanctuaries," among other things.
*On April 25, 2017, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick of California temporarily blocked section 9(a) of the Executive Order pertaining to “sanctuary jurisdictions” concluding that the section on its face is likely unconstitutional. Said the court “The Counties challenge the Executive Order as written; a decision to enforce it sparingly cannot impact whether it is unconstitutional on its face.” The ruling applies nationwide. The ruling does not affect the administration’s ability to “use lawful means to enforce existing conditions of federal grants or 8 U.S.C. 1373, nor does it restrict the Secretary from developing regulations or preparing guidance on designating a jurisdiction as a “sanctuary jurisdiction.”

Executive Order: "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements" (The Wall)
Spanish Translation
This Executive Order addresses the physical construction of a wall along the southern border; immigration enforcement and detention and removal at the border, among other things.

DHS Posts Executive Orders, FAQ's, and Fact Sheets (February 21, 2017).

Snapshot of DHS Memoranda and Fact Sheets Interpreting Executive Orders, prepared by the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Feb. 24, 2017.

Statements on Executive Orders


Resources for the Immigrant Community

Resource Library
Informed Immigrant, March 2018.

Legal Services Providers and Referral List
Compiled by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, February 9, 2017.

Immigration Law and Policy After the Election: Five Key Points
Five points to educate the community about immigration law and policy under the recent Executive Orders issued by President Trump. Written by Shova Sivaprasad Wadhia for Medium, September 6, 2017.

For the Community: Learn and Know Your Rights
All persons, including non-citizens, have rights. The Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic has created this summary of rights based on location. Updated January 28, 2018.
For the Community: Learn and Know Your Rights (Korean version)
For the Community: Learn and Know Your Rights (Spanish version)

What Trump's Election Means for Your Immigration Status
We do not know what the new president will do on immigration, though we do know that he will likely make some changes to executive actions. This document includes information for immigrants and a list of legal resources and other forms of help. Este documento en español.

What All Immigrants Should Know Post-Election 2016
This website offers expert information on legal support, employment, DACA, deportation defense, and more. Site translations are available currently in Spanish, and soon in Korean.

Community Advisory: Social Media, Criminalization, and Immigration
Guidance regarding your social media accounts, and how information there could be used against a person to arrest, detain, deport, or stop immigration benefits.

Post-Election FAQ's
A full list of common questions and answers for the immigrant community.

Know Your Rights Refresher
As a reminder to immigrant communities, the NILC released a helpful guide that explains what individuals should do if they encounter law enforcement or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Information on DACA by the National Immigration Law Center
Guidance from the NILC on how to apply for DACA, renew DACA, and other important information regarding DACA/DAPA.

Reporting Hate Crimes
Hate crimes can be reported online on the Southern Poverty Law Center website

Legal Services Providers and Referal List
A list of local and national attorneys providing immigration legal services.


Resources for Educators and Community Allies

Higher Education Resources

Immigration Basics: Key Players and Terms
Fundamental information regarding immigration law basics, compiled by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, October 1, 2017.

Penn State Update: Campus Climate
Up-to-date statements and resources regarding Penn State's position on immigration, changes in federal policy, and key issues impacting our community.

Penn State President Eric Barron's Statement in Support of DACA
"Penn State has an unwavering commitment to the education of all of our students. Signing this letter demonstrates our values of equal rights, access and freedom from discrimination, and we look to instill these beliefs in our students today, and for the future. Every Penn State student has earned the right to be here through their academic achievements and hard work, and is free to express their opinions with equal protection. Many DACA beneficiaries are outstanding contributors not only to our university but also to our country. These individuals have pursued opportunities in countless areas including business, education, technology, medical and legal, and continue to make a positive economic and social impact on our society. Penn State is a welcoming and inclusive university that strives to create an environment where everyone can teach, learn and live in safety and comfort."

Education Leaders Say: Protect DREAMers
Our nation's education leaders are standing together and calling on elected officials to protect law-abiding, productive students, graduates, and teachers and remove the threat of deportation.

American Council on Education Immigration Post-Election Q & A
Here you will find key information on DACA students, "Sanctuary campuses," and institutional or community assistance, as well as further resources. 

Immigration Law and Policy After the Election: Six Key Points
The current framework for immigration law has not changed and will remain intact until January 20, 2017. The content of future immigration proposals is uncertain, but there is a good reason to believe that immigrants will be the target of greater enforcement and scrutiny. This document contains six points to educate the community about immigration law and policy after the election. Este documento en español.

College Presidents Call for DACA Continuation
Several U.S. college and university presidents have signed on to a statement for the continuation of the DACA Program, as it has benefitted undocumented students. Penn State President Eric Barron is among the signatories.

K-12 Resources

Promoting a Safe and Secure Learning Environment for All: Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California's K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues
Tips and guidelines from the California Attorney General's Office, March 28, 2018.

Welcoming Refugees K-12 Toolkit
How to build welcoming schools, prepared for Welcoming America.

Welcoming Schools Campaign Toolkit
A toolkit prepared for the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) by the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice at Temple University Beasley School of Law (Sheller Center). 

Secretary Duncan and Attorney General Holder Issue Guidance for School Districts
This guidance is to ensure equal access for all children to public schools, regardless of immigration status.

Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation
Manual from the Appleseed Network that outlines how to have a plan in advance to deal with financial and family issues in the face of deportation, arrest, etc.

Immigrant Students' Rights to Attend Public Schools
Explains the right of immigrant children to attend public school, based on the Plyler vs. Doe case.

'Your Child is Safe': Schools Address Deportation Fears Among Immigrant Families, Washington Post, March 19, 2017.

All Children Belong Here
A pledge from the Anti-Bias Education Exchange. Also available in Spanish.

10 Ways to Support Students Facing Immigration Crises
An essay explaining how faculty members and administrators can help immigrant students during this uncertain time.

Guidance for Schools Post-Election
As a trusted institution in immigrant families’ lives, schools can play a critical role in ensuring immigrant families have access to important information and resources. This document includes what schools can do to help, as well as other resources and information.

Recommendations for School Administrators, Educators, Counselors, and Undocumented Students
The My Undocumented Life blog has identified steps that schools and universities can take to support undocumented students. 


Collaboration with the State College Borough

The Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic is continuing its collaboration with local government officials in an effort to inform the local community and help shape local policy regarding immigration after the presidential election.

Borough Council Passes Resolution in Collaboration with Clinic

Video of Borough Council ResolutionThe Borough of State College is officially an inclusive and welcoming place for immigrants and local residents regardless of their immigration status, thanks to a formal resolution that came out of a partnership with the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. The resolution—which was unanimously passed by the State College Borough Council on Jan. 9—was written in collaboration with Penn State Law professor and Immigrants’ Rights Clinic director Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia. 

Click the image above to view video of the Borough Council passing the resolution (skip to 20:33/Chapter 4).

News Coverage of Resolution

More information on the clinic's work with the State College Borough can be found on the clinic's In Our Community webpage, including:


Resources by Topic

     NSEERS Program 
     Crimes and Immigration

NSEERS Program

There have been several press accounts about the new Administration’s plan to register certain nationalities or religions under a program known as NSEERS or the National Security Entry and Exit Registration System.

Importantly, the regulatory structure giving rise to NSEERS was dismantled on December 23, 2016 so any similar program would have to be created from scratch.

The NSEERS program was created in the wake of 9/11 and caused remarkable consequences because of the costs, ineffectiveness, and discriminatory nature of the program. Professor Wadhia and the clinic have studied the impact of the NSEERS program in the decade following 9/11 – some resources appear below. These resources will help shed light on the history and operation of the NSEERS program.

For the community: NSEERS or a similar program has not started at this time. If you have concerns or questions about how a registration program might affect you please contact the clinic at centerforimmigrantsr@pennstatelaw.psu.edu

We will continue to provide updates on this page. 

1. Professor Shoba Wadhia explains the end of NSEERS, the final rule that ended NSEERS, and the end of special registration.

2. Read the federal government's final rule on NSEERS, available through the Government Publishing Office.

3. Op-ed, The Hill: 9/11 Flashback and the Future of Immigration Policy

4. Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: NSEERS: The Consequences of America’s Efforts to Secure Its Borders

5. Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights and Rights Working Group:
The NSEERS Effect: A Decade of Racial Profiling, Fear, and Secrecy

6. Penn State Law Video: Changes to the NSEERS Program

7. Race Matters Blog: For years, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and Penn State Law's Center for Immigrants' Rights maintained a blog chronicling legal changes and advocacy efforts to end the NSEERS program. This archive appears here.

8. Professor Wadhia for Medium: This article explains the history of NSEERS and provides additional resources regarding the program's past and potential future.

Crimes and Immigration

Guide to Representing Non-Citizen Criminal Defendants in Pennsylvania
This resource, revised October 2016, was developed by Marla I. Samora, Esq., and any questions regarding its content should be directed to her at:
Marla I. Samora, Esquire
Defender Association of Philadelphia
1441 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(267) 765-6673
msamora@philadefender.org


Archived Post-Election Clinic Events

The Future of Immigration Policies Under the Trump Administration: An Information Session
Tuesday, March 27 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. | 112 Katz

Event Video
Presentation (PDF)

Handouts From Event:
Deferred Enforcement Departure for Liberians: What We Know

Liberia DED Talking Points

Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 2018

National TPS Alliance Fact Sheet

TPS Legislative Comparison Chart

 

IMMIGRATION MISINFORMATION:
What People Get Wrong and How to Respond

February 13, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Foster Auditorium
102 Paterno Library
State College, PA

 

 

DACA Workshop
January 28, 2018 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Penn State Law Clinics, 329 Innovation Park, Suite 118

DACA Workshop Presentation, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, January 28, 2018.

For the Community: Learn and Know Your Rights, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, January 28, 2018.

Sources for DACA Renewal Workshop, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, January 28, 2018.

Educating and Supporting Children from Immigrant Families: What Educators Need to Know
October 4, 2017 | 3:45-5:15 p.m. | Panorama Village Board Room
PowerPoint Presentation PDF, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights, October 4, 2017.
Event Video, State College Area School District, October 4, 2017.
 
EVENT HANDOUTS:
Know Your Rights, Anti-Muslim Discrimination, ACLU, December 2016.

Announcement for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: What We Know, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, September 2017.
 
DACA Rescission 2017: What We Know, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, September 2017.
 
Travel Ban Fact Sheet, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Muslim Advocates, and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, September 2017.
 
The Key Players and Terms in Immigration Law, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights, October 2017.
 
 
All Children Belong Here, Anti-Bias Education Exchange, April 2017.
 
Immigrant Students' Rights to Attend Public Schools, Intercultural Development Research Association, August 2017.
 
Help for Immigrant Families, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, 2017.
 
 
School District Enrollment Notice Language, Intercultural Development Research Association, August 2017.
 

Friday, September 29, 2017 | 3:30 p.m. | 112 Katz
Powerpoint Presentation
Facebook Live Video

 

The Future of DACA: What Lies Ahead

September 20, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. | 116 Lewis Katz Building, University Park
 
 
President Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration: Where We Have Been and What Lies Ahead

On Thursday, April 27, the Center gave a special CLE presentation about the main provisions in the executive orders, the litigation that has arisen in consequence of the "Travel Ban", and the practical concerns and problems with regard to the implementation of the Executive Orders. Resources from the event are below.

PowerPoint Presentation

Summary of Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

Travel Ban 2.0 Litigation Update

Immigrants' Legal Resource Center FAQ: Trump's Executive Order on Sanctuary Cities

 

The Trump Immigration Executive Orders: Impact on Arab and Muslim Communities

On Friday, April 14, the Center hosted an information session in the Apfelbaum Courtroom of the Lewis Katz Building regarding the impact of recent Executive Orders on Arab and Muslim Communities. Resources from the event below.

PowerPoint Presentation: The Trump Immigration Executive Orders: Impact on Arab and Muslim Communities 

Summary of Executive Order 'Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, March 6, 2017.

Travel Ban 2.0 Litigation Update, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, March 16, 2017.

'The Trump Immigration Executive Orders: Impact on Arab and Muslim Communities' Recording

Immigration in a New Administration: What Educators Need to Know

On Wednesday, April 5, the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic and the Penn State Center for Education and Civil Rights co-hosted an event geared towards providing educators with information and resources. Please find handouts from the event below.

Table of Contents
Powerpoint Presentation: Final Slides & Slide Handouts
Know Your Rights, ACLU, Dec. 2016.
All Children Belong Here This is Our Promise to You: Anti-Bias Education Exchange, p. 34 (March/April 2017)
Immigration Law and Policy After the Executive Orders: Five Key Points, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia for Medium, April 1, 2017.
Fact Sheet: Information on the Rights of All Children to Enroll in School, U.S. Department of Justice: Civil Rights Division; and U.S. Department of Education: Office for Civil Rights & Office of the General Counsel, May 2014.
Education Week’s Blog: How Do Students Decide Whether to Discuss Their Immigration Status?, Corey Mitchell, Mar. 14, 2017.
List of Other Resources, compiled by the Penn State Center for Education and Civil Rights, April 2017.
For the Community: Learn and Know Your Rights, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, April 1, 2017.

Executive Orders on Immigration: Where Have We Been and What Lies Ahead?

On Feb. 24, the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic hosted a discussion and Q&A session regarding President Trump's recent Executive Orders on immigration.

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Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic Information Session on President Trump's Executive Orders

On February 3, the Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic in partnership with the State College Borough held an information sessions on President Donald Trump's executive orders as they pertain to immigration and immigrants rights, which brought together more than 200 concerned community members. 

Community Dialogue Addressing Race, Immigration and Diversity Post-Election 
6:00 p.m., November 17, 2016 at 329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 118

community dialogue was held at 6:00 p.m. on November 17, which brought together residents and members from our school district, law enforcement, local groups, and beyond. Messages and resources were shared to spark others to raise questions and identify concerns. 

 

Statewide Teach-In: Immigrants' Rights
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., January 12, 2017 at Penn State Law

A statewide teach-in regarding post-election immigration and immigrants' rights was held in the auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building, and was open to the public. It was also live-streamed to a cohort of students and scholars at Penn Law in Philadelphia. Speakers discussed immigration 101, sanctuary and asylum, constitutional rights of immigrants, and much more. Video and photos from the event are available below.

News Coverage of the Teach-In: