Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation


As millions of immigrant families face fear and uncertainty, Appleseed is updating its 2012 manual, “Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation.”

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Getting Off the Assembly Line - A New Guide from Appleseed

With refugees and other immigrants facing rapidly escalating challenges, the Appleseed Network has just released a major new resource to help new and experienced attorneys navigate the complicated U.S. immigration court system and save immigrants from deportation, exile and persecution.

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Statement on Immigration & Refugee Rights

The Appleseed Network strongly opposes the President’s January 27, 2017 executive order, which halted refugee admissions and drastically restricted immigrant and detainee rights.  The order threatens to harm our nation’s Constitutional values and heritage of compassion for and welcoming of some of the world’s least fortunate people.

For more than two decades Appleseed has helped refugees and other immigrants seek justice and opportunity in the United States and Mexico.  We have published numerous blueprints to make our immigration system fairer.  Appleseed Centers have been helping families and unaccompanied children navigate the immigration system, training immigrants to advocate for themselves, and supporting “Welcoming Communities” programs and pushing for access to health care, financial services, protections for money sent home, drivers’ licenses, worker’s rights and educational benefits.

In this critical moment of moral and legal challenge, many Appleseed Centers around the country will be redoubling their efforts to help vulnerable immigrants and refugees: through systemic reforms, pro bono representation, and efforts to help immigrants build better lives and make our nation stronger.

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What Is Appleseed?

Appleseed organizes, supports and connects Appleseed Centers. It provides start-up funding and staffing assistance, and recruits leadership to get new Centers off the ground. Additionally, Appleseed identifies and secures funding for local Centers and organizes them around national collaborative projects in its core issue areas of education, financial access, and immigrant rights. On an ongoing basis, Appleseed helps promote Center work, serves as a clearinghouse, and provides training and technical assistance, particularly in the areas of communications and development.

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We Believe

We believe that all people–whether they have long lived here or recently arrived–should be treated with fairness and justice. We must provide genuine opportunity for all–through excellent public education, access to public and private institutions on fair terms, and diverse, healthy neighborhoods. We believe that our connections, our research, our persuasive power, and our claims to justice improve society. We believe we can change our communities, our companies, our country and the world for the better.

Appleseed’s Model of Advocacy

Through engagement with our pro bono partners to conduct research and recommend practical solutions, our advocacy addresses those who have the power to ensure the following

— government advances the public interest,
— corporations treat consumers fairly and
— all can exercise rights and enjoy real opportunities.

Appleseed and our network of Centers identify barriers to opportunities and justice.

We are an effective, evidence-based advocacy organization whose victories secure lasting access to opportunity and justice for all.

We tackle tough problems, fill important gaps, and are reliable and accurate. We present the case for important changes and translate idealism into pragmatic solutions.

We provide meaningful, skills-based ways to get involved. We ask for a thicker form of civic engagement than donating occasionally or signing a letter that may never be delivered.