The James H. Binger Center for New Americans develops resources to support pro bono attorneys and immigration advocates as they navigate the complex layers of immigration law. These materials are developed with the support of community partners and Center staff and students.

Resources for Non-Citizens

If you were deported because you were not in court, you may use the following template for  a motion to reopen / rescind the removal order:

Removal Defense and Immigration Court

Fort Snelling Immigration Building Practice Advisory

The Mellouli Practice Advisory 

Criminal Dispositions and Immigration Consequences: Convictions for Immigration Purposes

Evolution of Minnesota Controlled Substance Schedules, 1970-2015

Federal Controlled Substances, 1970-2015, prepared by Harvard's Immigration & Refugee Clinical Program

Immigration Bond Training (Event Video)

Federal Court Litigation

Eighth Circuit Immigration Practice Manual

Eighth Circuit Immigration Law Outline (Asylum Excerpts)

Matter of M-E-V-G- and the BIA's Confounding Legal Standard for 'Membership in a Particular Social Group' (Immigration Briefings, June 2014)

Gang Member Asylum Cases

Domestic Violence Based Asylum Claims

Asylum Bars

Immigration Policy and Advocacy

Sanctuary and the Rights of Immigrants on Campus (Event Video)

The Immigration Hotel

A Quick Look at Immigration Status: The Immigration Hotel (Video)

Southeast Asian American Solidarity Toolkit

ICE Intelligence Centers: How ICE Gathers Data to Conduct Raids and Deportations

Annual Forum Materials

The Current Crisis in Context: Understanding Immigration History to Support Present Day Advocacy video

The Border Comes Home: Escalating Immigration Enforcement in the Interior of the U.S. and Minnesota video

Litigator’s Toolbox: Using Habeas Petitions in Federal Court to Release Detainees video

Using Habeas Petitions

The Attack on Asylum at the Border and in the Law video

Attack on Asylum - Alison Griffith

Attack on Asylum - Daisy Ocampo

Attack on Asylum - Jodi Goodwin

Attack on Asylum - Zachary Albun

Keynote: Karen Musalo video

Refugee Protection in the Time of Trump: Resistance not Despair - Karen Musalo

Student Created Resources

BIA Case law on Particularly Serious Crimes- a quick reference by Mrynna Cervantes '23