USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Emil Gumpert Resource Library

Welcome to USCRI's Emil Gumpert Resource Library, 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. 


Tracking "An Urgent Humanitarian Situation"

For up-to-date information on the influx of immigrant children arriving in the U.S., visit our page on Immigrant Children in the News.


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These materials come from a variety of sources and USCRI does not make any representations as to their accuracy or credibility. Some materials are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or later to read.

Introduction to Immigrant Children and Representation
Find articles, reports, and resources related to immigrant children and the representation of immigrant clients. Materials include an 85-minute webinar on legal relief for immigrant children in removal proceedings.

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

To obtain asylum, an individual must be physically present in the U.S. and be unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution, on account of his or her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
DACA may be available for individuals who continuously resided in the U.S. from June 15, 2007 to June 15, 2012; who were under 31 as of June 15, 2012; and who meet other eligibility criteria.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

SIJS may be available for immigrant children who were abused, abandoned, or neglected by one or both parents. Petitioners for SIJS must obtain a state court order that contains certain findings and meet eligibility criteria set by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

T Visa and Human Trafficking
An individual who has been subjected to a severe form of sex or labor trafficking in persons and who is present in the U.S. on account of that trafficking may be eligible for a T Visa.

U Visa and Survivors of Criminal Activity
An individual who has survived substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been the target of qualifying criminal activity may apply for a U Visa. The criminal activity must have occurred within the U.S. or U.S. territories, or violated a U.S. federal law that calls for extraterritorial jurisdiction.

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