USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Emil Gumpert Resource Library

Welcome to USCRI's Emil Gumpert Resource Library, named in commemoration of the 2007 Emil Gumpert Award, received from the American College of Trial Lawyers for excellence in immigrant child advocacy. We hope that this library will be your comprehensive source for current research and information relating to immigrant children.

These materials come from a variety of sources, and USCRI does not make any representations as to their accuracy or credibility. Some materials are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or later to read.


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Introduction to Immigrant Children and Representation
Find articles, reports, and resources related to the experience of immigrant children and the representation of immigrant clients. Materials include an 85-minute webinar led by ICLP staff on July 17, 2012, providing an overview of common forms of legal relief for immigrant children in removal proceedings.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) 
Read related news, proposed legislation, and analysis.

To obtain asylum, an individual must be physically present in the U.S. and be unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution, on account of hsi or her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Documents in this section include a transcript of President Obama's remaks, DHS and ICE memoranda, and FAQs related to the June 15, 2012 deferred action announcement.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status may be available for immigrant children who were abused, abandoned, or neglected by one or both parents. Petitioners for SIJS must obtain a state court order that contains certain findings and meet eligibility criteria set by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

T Visa and Human Trafficking
An individual who has been subjected to a severe form of sex or labor trafficking in persons and who is present in the U.S. on account of that trafficking may be eligible for a T Visa.

U Visa and Survivors of Criminal Activity
An individual who has survived substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been the target of a qualifying criminal activity may apply for a U Visa. The criminal activity must have occurred within the U.S. or U.S. territories, or violated a U.S. federal law that calls for extraterritorial jurisdiction.

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