Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Duane Morris LLP, Maggio + Kattar, and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights have released a toolkit for practitioners on private bills and deferred action. Developed to help immigration judges, lawyers, public officials, and nonprofit groups navigate what has become a last-resort option for those facing deportation, the toolkit includes the following:
1. “Best Practices” from attorneys around the country;
2. summary of the laws and procedures governing deferred action and private bills;
3. sample letters of support, exhibit lists and legal briefs; and
4. a resource page.
Penn State law students Nicole Comstock (graduated '10) and Linnea Ignatius (2L) worked diligently on this toolkit last Fall. Anna Gallagher and Denyse Sabagh provided excellent insights, as did the many attorneys acknowledged at the beginning of the toolkit.