Welcome to the Immigration Technical Assistance Center (ITAC). ITAC is a searchable online library of resources for advocates who engage in immigrant rights movement building and litigation. We welcome immigration law practitioners, community organizations, and government supporters to use ITAC as a source for reference materials on technical legal issues, zealous and person-centered lawyering, policy and budget campaigns, race equity, and immigrant rights advocacy.

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Webinar: Advancing Universal Representation: Implementing the Vision at the Local and State Level (Pubic)

Please join the Vera Institute of Justice, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the National Immigration Law Center as they celebrate the completion of our three-part toolkit - Advancing Universal Representation: A Toolkit for Advocates, Organizers, Legal Service Providers, and Policymakers. This event will feature a conversation with leaders in government, legal services, and advocacy to discuss best practices on how to design and implement universal representation programs at the local and state level that ensure zealous representation for all.

Toolkits
April 22, 2021
Toolkits

Webinar: Anti-Blackness and Immigration: A Conversation About Intersecting Systems of Oppression and the Fight for Justice

As our communities rise up to fight police brutality and defend Black lives and on the heels of the US Supreme Court's DACA decision, this webinar focuses on a discussion about entrenched racism and oppression in our criminal and immigration systems, how these intersecting systems continue to manifest today, and the fight ahead. By clicking on this link and accessing this resource, you agree to refrain from sharing this material beyond the staff of immigration legal services organizations who are Vera Institute of Justice’s subcontractors and/or network members.

Trainings Webinars
July 09, 2020
Trainings Webinars

CGRS Asylum Litigation Update- July 2020

These updates are a non-exhaustive selection of published federal courts of appeals decisions issued quarterly. While some of the following cases may not be directly applicable to unaccompanied children’s asylum claims, they may be informative to legal service providers. The updates include both favorable and unfavorable decisions, organized as such, with decisions most relevant for unaccompanied children listed first.

Newsletters and legal updates
July 01, 2020
Newsletters and legal updates

Government Partners Call: Critical Initiatives By Local Governments to Support Immigrant Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis (Public)

While local governments face the economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and harsh immigration policies continue, local leaders are providing bold leadership to stand up for the most vulnerable among us. This webinar highlights how local government leaders across the SAFE Initiative are supporting their immigrant communities through inclusive initiatives. By clicking on this link and accessing this resource, you agree to refrain from sharing this material beyond the staff of immigration legal services organizations who are Vera Institute of Justice’s subcontractors and/or network members.

Trainings
May 13, 2020
Trainings

CGRS Asylum Litigation Update- April 2020

These updates are a non-exhaustive selection of published federal courts of appeals decisions issued quarterly. While some of the following cases may not be directly applicable to unaccompanied children’s asylum claims, they may be informative to legal service providers. The updates include both favorable and unfavorable decisions, organized as such, with decisions most relevant for unaccompanied children listed first.

Newsletters and legal updates
April 01, 2020
Newsletters and legal updates

CGRS Asylum Litigation Update- January 2020

These updates are a non-exhaustive selection of published federal courts of appeals decisions issued quarterly. While some of the following cases may not be directly applicable to unaccompanied children’s asylum claims, they may be informative to legal service providers. The updates include both favorable and unfavorable decisions, organized as such, with decisions most relevant for unaccompanied children listed first.

Newsletters and legal updates
January 01, 2020
Newsletters and legal updates

CGRS Asylum Litigation Update- July 2019

These updates are a non-exhaustive selection of published federal courts of appeals decisions issued quarterly. While some of the following cases may not be directly applicable to unaccompanied children’s asylum claims, they may be informative to legal service providers. The updates include both favorable and unfavorable decisions, organized as such, with decisions most relevant for unaccompanied children listed first.

Newsletters and legal updates
July 01, 2019
Newsletters and legal updates

CGRS Asylum Litigation Update- April 2019

These updates are a non-exhaustive selection of published federal courts of appeals decisions issued quarterly. While some of the following cases may not be directly applicable to unaccompanied children’s asylum claims, they may be informative to legal service providers. The updates include both favorable and unfavorable decisions, organized as such, with decisions most relevant for unaccompanied children listed first..

Newsletters and legal updates
April 01, 2019
Newsletters and legal updates

CGRS Asylum Litigation Update- January 2019

These updates are a non-exhaustive selection of published federal courts of appeals decisions issued quarterly. While some of the following cases may not be directly applicable to unaccompanied children’s asylum claims, they may be informative to legal service providers. The updates include both favorable and unfavorable decisions, organized as such, with decisions most relevant for unaccompanied children listed first.

Newsletters and legal updates
January 01, 2019
Newsletters and legal updates

CGRS Asylum Litigation Update- October 2018

These updates are a non-exhaustive selection of published federal courts of appeals decisions issued quarterly. While some of the following cases may not be directly applicable to unaccompanied children’s asylum claims, they may be informative to legal service providers. The updates include both favorable and unfavorable decisions, organized as such, with decisions most relevant for unaccompanied children listed first.

Newsletters and legal updates
October 01, 2018
Newsletters and legal updates

CGRS Asylum Litigation Update- July 2018

These updates are a non-exhaustive selection of published federal courts of appeals decisions issued quarterly. While some of the following cases may not be directly applicable to unaccompanied children’s asylum claims, they may be informative to legal service providers. The updates include both favorable and unfavorable decisions, organized as such, with decisions most relevant for unaccompanied children listed first.

Newsletters and legal updates
July 01, 2018
Newsletters and legal updates

CGRS Asylum Litigation Update- April 2018

These updates are a non-exhaustive selection of published federal courts of appeals decisions issued quarterly. While some of the following cases may not be directly applicable to unaccompanied children’s asylum claims, they may be informative to legal service providers. The updates include both favorable and unfavorable decisions, organized as such, with decisions most relevant for unaccompanied children listed first

Newsletters and legal updates
April 01, 2018
Newsletters and legal updates