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Education Not Deportation:
A Guide or Undocumented Youth in Removal Proceedings
Asian Law Caucus, Educators or Fair Consideration, DreamActivist.org andNational Immigrant Youth Alliance
About Our Organizations
- The mission o the Asian Law Caucus is to promote,advance, and represent the legal and civil rights o the Asian and Pacic Islandercommunities. Recognizing that social, economic, political and racial inequalities continueto exist in the United States, the Asian Law Caucus is committed to the pursuit o equalityand justice or all sectors o our society with a specic ocus directed toward addressingthe needs o low-income and Asian and Pacic Islanders. Visit:
– The mission o Educators or FairConsideration is to help immigrant students realize the American dream o college andcitizenship. E4FC provides scholarships, legal services, mentoring, and proessionalinternships to immigrant students who have grown up in the United States but acechallenges due to nancial need and immigration status. We also lead presentations atschools and organizations throughout Caliornia, train and empower students to tell theirstories, and create educational materials that are used nationwide. Visit:
- DreamActivist.org is a multicultural, migrant youth-led,social media hub or the movement to pass the DREAM Act and pursue the enactmento other orms o legislation that aim to mend the broken immigration system. Visit:
- The National Immigrant YouthAlliance (NIYA) is an undocumented youth-LED network o grassroots organizations,campus-based student groups and individuals committed to achieving equality or allimmigrant youth, regardless o their legal status. Visit:
- Education Not Deportation is a programunder National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA). It is a national campaign to prevent thedeportations o young people, thereby allowing immigrant youth to continue their lives inthe United States, pursue higher education and achieve their dreams. Visit:
This guide was produced by the Asian Law Caucus sta (Lisa Chen, Anoop Prasad andSin Yen Ling), E4FC sta (Krsna Avila and Katharine Gin), and DreamActivist.org/NIYAsta (Mohammad Abdollahi). This guide would not have been possible without the inputo the ollowing individuals: Shoba Wadhia Sivaprasad, Nancy Morawetz, David Bennion,Dan Berger, Mark Silverman, Greg Chen, Holly Cooper, Bill Ong Hing, Jayashri Srikantiah,Melissa Crow, Marilia Zellner, Francisco Gonzalez, Barbara Hines, Paromita Shah, JonRodney, and Tiany Long.
Asian Law Caucus:
Founded in 1972, we provide ree legal advice and directrepresentation to immigrants, including DREAM Act students, in removal proceedingsbeore the Immigration Court, the Board o Immigration Appeals and the Ninth CircuitCourt o Appeals. In addition, ALC houses an immigrant youth group called ASPIRE:Asian Students Promoting Immigrants Rights Through Education. ASPIRE is the rstundocumented Asian youth group in Northern Caliornia that provides support andleadership training to API DREAM Act students. ASPIRE is a membership driven youthgroup. ALC will provide legal support and campaign support to DREAM Act students inNorthern Caliornia.
Educators or Fair Consideration:
E4FC’s Case Analysis Service provides ree analysiso possible immigration remedies and orms o deportation relie to immigrant studentsnationwide. Students can go online and submit a comprehensive intake orm, which isreviewed by our team o attorneys, legal experts, and immigrant student team memberswho work together to guarantee that clients receive a thorough analysis o their possibleoptions. This condential and anonymous service is intended or immigrant students whodo not yet have legal residency or citizenship in the United States. Students should beunder 35 years old and enrolled (or intending to enroll) in college. Visit: http://e4c.org/legalservices.html.
Since the summer o 2009, we have worked to stop the deportationo countless DREAM-eligible youth. Currently we are able to provide online support oryour individual deportation campaign. This support includes working with you 1:1 to createan online petition, organizational sign-on letter etc. as well as providing you tips abouthow to gain national attention. DreamActivist.org currently maintains the largest onlinepresence amongst both pro and even anti-immigration groups. For support, reach out toend@dreamactivist.org
National Immigrant Youth Alliance (“NIYA”)
via project Education not Deportation,“END”: I you nd yoursel in any o the ollowing states: AL, CA, GA, IL, IN, MI, NC, NY,OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA and WA, please contact us. We can provide direct, one-on-onesupport, including media support, legal support, and legislative support in addition totraditional organizing support. Visit: http://theniya.org/. For direct support, send an emailto help@endnow.org.

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I have a question...should a Dream Act student try to seek for a deferred action after his/her case has been administratively closed through the Prosecutorial Discretion guidelines of the Morton memo? thanks!
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