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Self-Help Manual for People Detained by the Immigration Service (August 2007)

Self-Help Manual for People Detained by the Immigration Service (August 2007)

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Published by J Cox
Prepared by Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project and the Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project .
Prepared by Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project and the Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project .

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Published by: J Cox on Nov 15, 2009
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Self-Help Manual
 
for People Detained by the Immigration Service
 
Prepared by
Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project
 
Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project
 
August 2007
 
 
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 Acknowledgments
 This manual is primarily for people who are in Immigration detention inMassachusetts because of a criminal conviction. The Political AsylumImmigration Representation Project, together with the Boston CollegeImmigration and Asylum Project, prepared this manual. These organizations arenot part of the government.In drafting this manual, we reviewed materials prepared for immigrationdetainees by several other organizations, including the Center for ImmigrantsRights in New York; the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project inFlorence, Arizona; Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston; the NationalImmigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild in Boston; Proyecto Libertad inHarlingen, Texas; and the Refugee Immigration Ministry in Malden. Weappreciate their excellent work. We also thank the Boston Bar Foundation,Boston College Law School, the Foley Hoag Foundation, the Gardiner HowlandShaw Foundation, the Lenny Zakim Fund, the Lutheran Immigration and RefugeeService, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, and Presbyterian Church USA fortheir support of our detention work.
Political Asylum/Immigration Boston College Immigration and AsylumRepresentation Project Project
 14 Beacon Street, Room 804A 885 Centre StreetBoston, MA 02108 Newton, MA 02459617- 742-9296 617-552-0593
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Getting Started on Your Immigration Case 4Going to the First Immigration Court Hearing 6Getting Immigration Records through a Freedom of Information Act Request 9Getting Out of Detention and Bonds 9Grounds of Deportation for Criminal Convictions 12Preventing Immigration from Deporting You from the U.S. 16Addresses of the Immigration Court and Immigration Service 22Making a Certificate of Service 23Applying For Cancellation of Removal or a 212(c) or 212(h) Waiver 24Preparing For the Full Immigration Court Hearing 28Appealing the Immigration Judge’s Decision 32Missing a Hearing and What to Do 33Getting a Judge to Reopen or Reconsider Your Case 33Requesting an International Transfer to Another Country 34Appendix 36

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