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  • Don't Be a Victim of Immigration Fraud

    You may prepare and file your immigration application or petition with USCIS yourself, or, you may choose to have help from someone else. This website contains important information about choosing a qualified person to assist with your application or petition. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Find Legal Help for Unaccompanied Children in Florida

    View this list to find a free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services provider. This website also contains resources and information to help you understand more about immigration law. Content Detail

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    Unaccompanied Children Resource Center
  • For Children Who Have Been Separated from a Parent or Hurt by a Parent

    People who need special protection are allowed to stay in the U.S.—kids too! If you need to stay in the U.S. because you have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by a parent, there is a way to do that. This is called “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.” Read More

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    Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Information for People Who Are Afraid to Return to their Country

    If you are afraid to return to your country, you may qualify for protection in the United States. This is generally called “asylum.” This document tells you more about asylum. Read More

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    Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Living in the US: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

    Immigration issues are tricky. There are many ways in which your immigration status—whether you’re a green card holder or undocumented—can impact your ability to get a job, go to college, or even remain in the United States. Read More

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    Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Family Preparedness Plan

    Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This packet will help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status. However, because of the additional challenges immigrant and mixed status families face, we also have additional advice for immigrants. Content Detail

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    Immigration Legal Resource Center
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    Spanish / Español
  • ImmigrationLawHelp.org

    ImmigrationLawHelp.org is an online directory of low-cost nonprofit immigration legal services providers in all 50 states. Only nonprofits that are BIA recognized or have attorneys on staff are included in the directory. ImmigrationLawHelp.org was developed by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net with support from the Four Freedoms Fund. Content Detail

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    Florida Justice Technology Center
  • immi - Search for Legal Help

    Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Our online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi works with legal aid organizations across the U.S. to connect immigrants to legal help. Enter your address or zip code to see a list of organizations in your area. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network
  • Step Forward

    Information to help immigrant women take the first step towards understanding their immigration options and finding help, including: (1) Plain language resources and information to help undocumented women figure out whether they qualify for immigration relief (2) Targeted referrals to trusted nonprofit legal service providers (3) News and updates on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (4) Information on what to do in case of immigration raids or other encounters with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (5) Know your rights information for immigrant workers (6) Resources for crime victims and survivors of abuse. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network, We Belong Together, the National Domestic Workers Alliance & Pro Bono Net
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    Spanish / Español
  • Video: What Happens When I Go to Immigration Court?

    “What Happens When I Go To Immigration Court?” is an educational video produced to orient children who are placed in immigration proceedings and must appear in immigration court before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The video uses child-centered techniques to familiarize the child with these administrative legal proceedings. It also helps put the children at ease and begins to foster the trust and openness needed for representing the child during the immigration court proceeding. The video is available in English, Haitian Creole, Chinese (Fujan), French and Spanish. Closed captions also available. Read More

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    Women's Refugee Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen
  • What Parents and Guardians Need to Know About Their Children's Case

    This PDF contains contact information for the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians (LOPC) of Unaccompanied Alien Children in Florida. Content Detail

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    Legal Orientation Program for Custodians