In November, President Obama announced that his Administration will modify immigration policy. The Department of Homeland Security issued a series of memos to make changes to removal priorities, Secure Communities, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, deferred action, provisional waivers, parole, and more. In general, the reforms fall into three categories: (i) changes to immigration enforcement policy; (ii) deferred action expansion; and (iii) changes to our legal immigration system. The Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI) is a national collaboration of partners coordinating a response to the executive actions. CIRI has set up the www.adminrelief.org "Administrative Relief Resource Center" website to distribute new information and resources. A number of other agencies have done the same:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers a summary of the Executive actions with links to the memos that provide direction for implementation.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) has setup a new listserv to help practitioners share information and ask questions.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has published guidance for people with removal orders, in proceedings, or in custody.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has an information page and a sign-up to receive notifications of changes.