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PBDA Toolkit

PBDA Toolkit

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PRIVATE BILLS &DEFERRED ACTIONTOOLKIT
 
Table of Contents Acknowledgements ............................................................................................................................... 1
 
Disclaimer ................................................................................................................................................. 1
 
Selected Readings .................................................................................................................................. 2
 
Preface .........................................................................................................................................................
I. Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 3II. The Remedies ...................................................................................................................................... 3III. Know the Risks .................................................................................................................................. 4IV. About the Authors ............................................................................................................................ 4V. Methodology ........................................................................................................................................ 5
Background: Private Bills.................................................................................................................... 7
 I. Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 7II. History ................................................................................................................................................... 7III. Private Bills ........................................................................................................................................ 9IV. The Senate Rules ............................................................................................................................11V. Stays of Removal ..............................................................................................................................12VI. The House of Representatives Rules ......................................................................................14VII. Executive Approval ......................................................................................................................17VIII. Enactment of a Private Law ....................................................................................................17IX. Work Authorization .......................................................................................................................18
Quick Guide: Private Bills ................................................................................................................. 20
 
 
Best Practices for Pursuing a Private Bill ................................................................................... 25
 I. Initial Considerations ......................................................................................................................25II. Choosing a Sponsor .........................................................................................................................26III. Composing a Request for Consideration ...............................................................................27IV. Community Support and Organizing ......................................................................................30V. Contacting the Media ......................................................................................................................31
Background: Deferred Action ......................................................................................................... 33
 I. Introduction ........................................................................................................................................33II. History .................................................................................................................................................34III. ICE Detention and Removal Operations Policy and Procedure Manual ...................35IV. Stays of Removal and Prosecutorial Discretion .................................................................37V. The Cooper Memo (Legacy INS) .................................................................................................40VI. The Meissner Memo (Legacy INS) ...........................................................................................41VII. The Howard Memo (ICE) ...........................................................................................................44VIII. The Myers Memo (ICE) .............................................................................................................46IX. The Morton Memos (ICE) ............................................................................................................47X. The CIR Alternatives Memo (USCIS).........................................................................................48XI. Work Authorization .......................................................................................................................49
Quick Guide: Deferred Action ......................................................................................................... 50
 
Best Practices for Pursuing Deferred Action ............................................................................. 54
 I. Initial Considerations ......................................................................................................................54II. Choosing an Agency ........................................................................................................................55III. Composing a Request for Consideration ...............................................................................56

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