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The following is a list of references to equip immigrant advocates, service providers, and immigrants with knowledge about legal services.




























































Title Author/Date Description

Revisiting the Need for Appointed Counsel



Donald Kerwin for the Migration Policy Institute


04/30/2005



Most immigrants face removal proceedings without counsel, and they fare far more poorly than do those with counsel. An appointed counsel system would serve the interests of the government and of non-citizens facing removal.



Report on Asylum Seekers in Expedited Removal



US Commission International and Religious Freedom


02/08/2005



A study by refugee and asylum experts which examines, and makes recommendations on, the protection and detention of asylum seekers who are placed in Expedited Removal in the United States.



Grant Rates of Immigration Judges (Word document)



Doug Williamson
Political Asylum Research and Documentation Service


12/14/2004



Shows grant rates of immigration judges by state and jurisdiction.



Resources for Serving Clients with Limited English Proficiency



Various
Legal Services Corporation


12/09/2004



Lists various articles and other resources for serving LEP clients.



Representing Immigrant Families



National Center on Poverty Law


10/28/2004



Articles address legal issues unique to immigrant families and explain how traditional areas of poverty law particularly affect immigrants.



Standards for the Custody, Placement and Care Legal Representation and Adjudication of Unaccompanied Alien Children in the United States



American Bar Association Commission


08/19/2004



Addresses access to counsel, child-appropriate courtroom settings and interviewing techniques, training for lawyers and adjudicators, custody placement decisions, detention conditions and safety, interpretation and translation, educational and health care services, phone and visitation rights, and religious freedom while in custody.



American Justice through Immigrants’ Eyes



American Bar Association


03/04/2004



This report discusses the government's new law regarding the deportation of non-U.S. citizens after the September 11 attacks.



Funding the Mandate for Language Access



Paul M. Uyehara
Legal Services Corporation


03/02/2004



Article explores ways that Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account (IOLTA) can work with legal services programs to better serve limited English proficient (LEP) clients. Uyehara highlights demographic changes in the United States as well as new requirements under federal law which underscore the importance of ensuring programs are equipped to deliver high quality legal services to LEP clients.



How the Courts Work



American Bar Association



This website&nbspby the American Bar Association provides you with links that will help you understand the work that courts do and how they operate.



Summary of ICE Detention Standards



American Bar Association, Commission on Immigration



The summary covers 15 fundamental provisions out of a total of 37 Detention Standards that were issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to ensure consistent treatment and care for detainees that are in ICE custody.


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