Churches/ministries with immigrants can help immigrants to prepare deferred deportation packets so that they are prepared if they are detained to apply for that status. (See Prosecutorial Discretion for Deferred Deportation packet)

Churches/ministries can advocate for individuals and families to obtain deferred deportation, writing support letters and attending hearings.

Churches/ministries can help immigrants find and fund affordable, ethical and effective legal representation. ( or Catholic Charities are good places to start.)

Immigrant churches and non-immigrant churches can work together with immigration lawyers to lower and post bond for release from detention, promising to accompany the immigrant while the court case continues.

Churches/ministries can receive a 40 hour training from World Relief ( for certification to assist immigrants with specific legal issues.

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