Dear Pro Bono Friend, Welcome to those who are new to the Catholic Charities Pro Bono Volunteer Advocate network! We are grateful to have received such an outpouring of support and desire to get involved. Ensuring that each child placed in temporary care here in New York receives the legal assistance they need is inherent…

LGBTI-DACA Recipients and Options for Relief under Asylum Law As the future of DACA recipients remains uncertain, practitioners who work with DACA recipients should explore permanent relief options for this vulnerable population. Many DACA recipients are LGBTI and this advisory discusses LGBTI claims for asylum, withholding or removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture,…

Screening-DACA-Recipients-for-Special-Immigration-Juvenile-Status-Eligibility As the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program becomes increasingly uncertain, it becomes more important to screen DACA recipients for eligibility for other immigration benefits. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is one of the benefits for which DACA recipients should be screened. SIJS is an immigration benefit available to children…