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Practice Advisories

LAC Practice Advisories provide in depth discussion and analysis of select substantive and procedural issues in immigration law. The Practice Advisories are intended to assist lawyers and do not substitute for individual legal advice supplied by a lawyer familiar with a client's case.

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  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

    This Practice Advisory provides updated information about Initial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as well as the DACA Renewal process. It offers strategic advice for attorneys representing individuals who may qualify for DACA. The American Immigration Council issued this advisory jointly with the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.

    Published On: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Download File

  • Mandamus Actions: Avoiding Dismissal and Proving the Case

    This Practice Advisory outlines arguments to make in response to the government’s arguments that the court should dismiss a mandamus or Administrative Procedure Act case brought to remedy the delayed adjudication of an immigration application.

    Published On: Monday, November 9, 2015 | Download File

  • "Arriving Aliens" and Adjustment of Status

    Interim regulations adopted in 2006 but currently still in effect, provide parolees and others categorized as “arriving aliens” in removal proceedings with an opportunity to adjust their status before USCIS as long as they are physically present in the United States. This practice advisory explains the regulations’ division of jurisdiction between USCIS and EOIR, defines key concepts, and suggests strategies to ensure that parolees in removal proceedings who are eligible to adjust status are able to do so before they are removed. 

    Published On: Monday, November 9, 2015 | Download File

  • How to File a Petition for Review

    Noncitizens may file a petition for review in the court of appeals to seek judicial review of a final removal order. This Practice Advisory addresses the procedures and general requirements for filing and litigating a petition for review.

    Published On: Monday, November 9, 2015 | Download File

  • Mandamus Litigation Addressing DOL Delays

    This Practice Advisory provides basic information about mandamus actions and suggests strategies and practice tips for bringing a mandamus action against the Department of Labor (DOL).

    Published On: Friday, November 6, 2015 | Download File