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Emil Gumpert Resource Library

Welcome to USCRI’s online legal resource center, the Emil Gumpert Resource Library. The resource library is named in commemoration of the 2007 Emil Gumpert Award, received from the American College of Trial Lawyers for excellence in immigrant child advocacy. We hope that this library will be your comprehensive source for current research and information relating to immigrant children.

Please note that these materials come from a variety of sources, and USCRI does not make any representations as to the accuracy or credibility of the source. Many materials are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or later to read.


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Introduction to Immigrant Children and Representation
Find articles, reports, and resources related to the experience of immigrant children and the representation of immigrant clients generally. Materials include an 85-minute webinar led by ICLP staff on July 17, 2012, providing an overview of common forms of legal relief for immigrant children in removal proceedings.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) 
Read related news, proposed legislation, and analysis.

Documents in this section are a compilation of materials specific to common asylum cases for immigrant children, such as domestic violence or gang-related asylum cases. 

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Documents in this section include a transcript of President Obama's remaks, DHS and ICE memoranda, and FAQs related to the June 15, 2012 deferred action announcement.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Materials in this section provide general and state-specific information regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). These resources include training manuals, sample applications, documents, and immigration court cases, as well as materials that address SIJS-specific issues, such as consent, abandonment, abuse, and neglect.

T Visa and Human Trafficking
Trafficking in human beings is a well-organized and flourishing criminal industry in spite of extensive international efforts to combat it. Global estimates on the number of trafficking victims and survivors vary because of the lack of reporting mechanisms and because of the complex and clandestine nature of the crime.  

U Visa
The U visa classification was established under the Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act of 2000. Subsequently, nonimmigrant survivors of certain criminal activity began applying for interim U visa relief, receiving deferred action status until regulations would be issued. These interim regulations were issued on September 17, 2007 and became effective on October 17, 2007.

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