Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of State
Visa reciprocity website: List of the types of civil documents accepted by country
EOIR – virtual law library: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/virtual-law-library
EOIR’s database for country conditions specifically: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/country-conditions-research
EOIR automated case information:
EOIR Operational Status: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/eoir-operational-status-during-coronavirus-pandemic
EOIR filing by email info:
EOIR Standing Orders of the New York Broadway Immigration Court:
TRAC Immigration Judge asylum approval rates: https://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/judgereports/
Office for New Americans (ONA) – NYS
ONA Hotline: 1-800-566-7636
The New Americans hotline is a toll-free, multi-lingual hotline. The hotline provides live assistance in more than 200 languages. Anyone can call the hotline for information and referrals, regardless of citizenship or documented status. Calls to the hotline are confidential and anonymous.
Find fact sheets on local and state immigration data as well as other resources
A community engagement, legal assistance, and advocacy group providing resources on the following issues and more:
This KYR Toolkit is a one-stop shop for information regarding immigrants’ rights concerning ICE, health care, education, the workplace, etc.
Available in 13 languages
This organization provides information and resources on the intersectional issues of women’s rights and immigrant rights
Reports on research, analysis, and recommendations on various immigrant issues
A page with various documents outlining the rights of migrants in relation to the rights of women
Good resource for the intersectional issues of gender and immigrants/refugees
Request free technical support, legal assistance, and training in order to help underserved immigrant communities
Request practice advisories and country conditions documentation
Research and learn about past asylum case outcomes
Nonprofit organization working to put an end to human trafficking
Webinars, DOJ R&A, E-Learning, In-Person Trainings
Stay up-to-date with immigration news, training and webinar announcements, advocacy and legislation updates, immigration-related decisions and agency memos, religious immigration services, press alerts, parish and local resources, and resources for librarians and educators
Organization focused on advancing the rights of immigrant survivors of violence
The Clearinghouse provides access to resources regarding VAWA, U Visas, T Visas and Trafficking, and much much more
MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels. This site offers a wealth of data on migration trends and U.S. Immigration policy developments.
Lawline Web Form for case specific questions
Sign Up for IDP’s Newsletter to keep yourself in the loop regarding developments in immigration policy and the intersection with criminal law
Translatinx Network addresses the collective concerns of Latinx transgender individuals including the recognition of their rights, giving a voice to the voiceless, and advocating for change promoting a direct connection to policy makers.
A global network of volunteers who help lawyers and asylum case workers by researching an individual asylum seeker’s country of origin.
Health Coverage Crosswalk – Empire Justice Center’s webpage that says what health benefits noncitizens can access.
Excellent book about vicarious trauma by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk
Highly recommended book by Bessel van der Kolk detailing the impact of trauma and ways to heal
Highly recommended book by Judith Herman which traces the history of PTSD and links PTSD with the social, political, psychological, and personal.
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health across a Lifetime – Nadine Burke Harris
An episode of the podcast 99% Invisible
Information about volunteering on the southern border