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NILA Webinar: Registration for Spanish for Immigration Lawyers Is Now Open!

Please join us on April 11 for Spanish for Immigration Lawyers. Approved for 1.25 hours of CLE credits, a panel of legal experts will address the advantages and responsibilities of Spanish proficiency/fluency in the immigration context, review key immigration-related vocabulary, offer strategic suggestions for addressing errors in translations and/or interpretations in before the immigration agencies and courts, and provide a list of resources for improving legal Spanish. To register, please go to the webinar page of the website by clicking here.

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New NILA Resources!

NILA has added new publicly-available legal resources over the last few months. These includes: a comparison chart of current, enjoined, and proposed regulations, a practice alert on the settlement agreement in Padilla v. ICE related to delayed credible fear interviews, a listing of circuit court rules related to judicial stays of removal. Check out these resources and more here. For information on our upcoming NILA webinar, please go to the webinar page of the website by clicking here.

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NILA and Allies Urge Supreme Court to Compel DHS to Comply with Its Obligation to Provide Proper Notice of Immigration Hearings

NILA, in collaboration with Wilmer Hale and Building One Community—the Center for Immigration Opportunity, the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, the Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Defense, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Pangea Legal Services, and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in Campos Chaves v. Garland and Garland v. Singh, cases which address whether individuals can rescind in absentia removal orders for lack of notice where they did not receive an Notice to Appear (NTA) that includes the time and place of their hearing. In our brief, we explain how the statutory history of the NTA statute and the in absentia statute supports granting rescission motions in these circumstances, as well as the practical problems that result where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security fails to include time and place information on NTAs. Read the brief here.

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