A Primer on Expedited Removal

An overview of what the laws say about the process of expedited removal, concerns over what the policy does to those they deport, and how it affects asylum seekers.

Immigration Detainers: An Overview

A look at what a detainer is, how it works, and what are the stipulations of sending and receiving a detainer, including if it affect’s bail and what happens if ICE does not arrest the person within 48 hours.

Know Your Rights

Here is a short flyer with your rights if you encounter ICE. The flyer is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Traditional Mandarin, and Simplified Mandarin.

“Sanctuary” Policies: An Overview

A quick overview of what a sanctuary policy issue, how it benefits both immigrants and the local community, and how cities and counties with sanctuary policies interact with the federal government.

Setting Up a Temporary Guardianship in Case of Detainment

The form from The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) “Designation of a Person in Parental Relation” is available in English (OCFS-4940) and Spanish (OCFS-4940S) to accomplish this. Here is how to fill the form out:

  • Section 1: The parent should fill in his/her name.
  • Section 2: Fill in the parent’s address and phone number(s).
  • Section 3: Name the person who is designated by the parent to take parental responsibility along with that person’s address and phone number. Next, list the name and date of birth of each child who will be cared for.
  • Section 4: This allows you to state how long you want this form to be good for. Most people will check the first box (6 months). If you want a shorter period, check boxes b, c, or d. Just note that if you check d, you cannot give authorization for more than six months.
  • Section 5: This says what the form authorizes the person designated to have a parental relation can do. If there is anything on this list that you don’t want that person to do, you can just cross it out and they will not have that power. You can also write in other limitations at the bottom. Most parents signing this form just give the person designed all the powers listed.
  • Section 7: Parent signs here in front of a notary.
  • Section 8: This only needs to be filled out if the second parent has a court order requiring that he/she make joint decisions about the health and education of the child. Typically, this would be an order of a court in a divorce or custody situation.
  • Section 9: This needs to be filled out by the friend or relative the parent designates as the person in parental relation. It must be notarized.

The 287(g) Program: An Overview

A look at what the 287(g) Program means for local law enforcement, how much it costs communities, and what it allows police to do when they enter into a 287(g) agreement.

Immigration Enforcement in Schools, Churches, and Courts: What the Government Can (and Can’t) Do

A guide on where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can and cannot go, and what ICE says on these spaces.

Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation

A guide on how to protect financial assets and property as well as how to set up custodial agreements in case of deportation.

Resources for Families Facing Deportation and Separation

A toolkit in both English and Spanish with guides on what are your parental rights, how to prevent family separation and how to take care for your children if deported.

Taxes & DACA: What do I need to know?

A resource guide designed to make sure that DACA beneficiaries have all the information and recourses they need to file their taxes on time and correctly.

Taxes and DACA: What do you need to know?

A Power Point presentation for undocumented immigrants with DACA to help them in the process to fill up their taxes.

Collaborating to Protect New Yorkers from Immigration Fraud

The Protecting Immigrant New Yorkers (PINY) Task Force and the New York Immigration Coalition launched in February a resource guide for New York State’s government, law enforcement, and advocates to help crack down immigrant assistance fraud. It provides contact information for relevant agencies engaged in helping to build enforcement cases and educate the public.

Long Island Community-Based Organizations Services for Newly Arrived Immigrant Children and Families

Long Island Wins and the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island have put together this important document providing information and contacts for the many community-based organizations offering critical services for newly arrived children and families to help them fully engage in their communities and to adjust to their new lives in the U.S. The guide is also available in Spanish.

Long Island Servicios para niños inmigrantes recién llegados y sus familias

Long Island Wins y Health and Welfare Council de Long Island han compuesto un documento importante que incluye información y los contactos para las muchas organizaciones basadas en la comunidad que ofrecen servicios cruciales para niños inmigrantes recién llegados y sus familias para ayudarlos a integrarse completamente a sus comunidades y ayudarlos a ajustarse a sus nuevas vidas en los estados unidos.

Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

A helpful guide to help young immigrants of all statuses understand their basic rights and offers guidance for navigating key day-to-day or legal situations. It examines situations such as voting, obtaining a driver’s license, applying for financial aid for college, encounters with the police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and more. It breaks down what young immigrants are eligible for and not eligible for, and the rights to which they are entitled, depending on their status, including those who are eligible for DACA.