Immigration Information

The resources listed below assist individuals who are interested in applying for citizenship, obtaining visas, representing themselves in court, and learning about options when detained.

The primary website resources are:

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

National Immigration Law Center

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Appealing Your Case

What is an appeal?

A legal process used to ask a higher court to review a decision of a lower court.

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Visas and Green Cards

What is a green card?

 Green cards are documents that authorize someone to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis.

What is a visa?

 A travel document that gives permission for an individual to leave and enter a specified country, over a certain amount of time.

Self-Represented Detainees

What is a Detainee?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on June 15, 2012, that certain youth that came to the United States as children would not be deported. This initiative declared that a "deferred action," a temporary permission for youth, may be granted to upon approval. This program is called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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Applying for Citizenship

What is Citizenship?

The identity of an individuals national origin.  It defines his/her rights and responsibilities to that country.

What to do When Facing Deportation?

What is deportation?

The formal removal of a person(s) from the United States when they have been found to have violated immigration laws.  An immigration judge is responsible for making the decision of deportation.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

What is deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA)?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on June 15, 2012, that certain youth that came to the United States as children would not be deported. This initiative declared that a "deferred action", a temporary permission for youth, may be granted to upon approval. This program is called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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Family and Parental Rights

This section includes information on how to protect your parental rights while in detention and how to help family members immigrate.

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