Newly Updated, Full Version of Appleseed’s Manual Now Available

Dear Friends:

Thank you so much for your work on behalf of vulnerable immigrants and refugees, and your interest in the ongoing update of Appleseed’s Manual, “Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: A Guide for Practitioners and Immigrants.” For the last several months, we have been working very hard with pro bono partners and other allies—including many of you—to produce a new edition of the Manual that will help families keep deportation from becoming a financial and family catastrophe.

That’s why we are so pleased to announce that a newly updated, full version of the manual has been redesigned and is up on our website.

The newly updated version contains many of the same chapters that we have been posting over the last several months, as well as a few additional chapters, including considerations for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, veterans benefits, and dissolving and selling a business; please see below for an updated list of chapters.

We hope you will download, review, and share individual chapters or the entire manual with as many people as possible. Our goal is to provide an indispensable product for you and other groups and people who are so incredibly dedicated to helping vulnerable immigrants and refugees. We are proud to be part of this effort, and to work with so many of you.

We want to extend our deepest thanks to the many pro bono partners that researched, wrote, and edited chapters of the manual. They include: Adams and Reese LLP, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-based Violence, ASISTA, Ballard Spahr LLP, Cooley LLP,Hogan Lovells LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright, O’Melveny & Myers, The William Alanson White Institute Center for Public Mental Health and White & Case. We also want to thank the Annie E. Casey Foundation and theFord Foundation for their support of this work.

We are happy to report that we are not done yet. You can stay tuned over the next several weeks and months for a full Spanish translation of the manual, training materials, shorter, more user-friendly versions of various chapters and more. If you have ideas for more chapters, please let us know. And if you know someone who should be subscribed for these updates in the future, please forward this email and encourage them to sign up for email updates.

Thank you for your support, comments, suggestions and for the work that you do every day to help immigrant families. We look forward to continuing to work with you!

– The Appleseed Team

Protecting Assets and Child Custody in the Face of Deportation: A Guide for Practitioners and Immigrants

  • Chapter 1: Child Custody
  • Chapter 2 Assets and Benefits of Minor Children
  • Chapter 3: Ensuring Safety in Public Schools
  • Chapter 4: Psychological Aspects of Deportation and Child Custody
  • Chapter 5: Considerations for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Chapter 6: Managing, Accessing, and Closing a Bank Account
  • Chapter 7: Credit Card, Prepaid and Debit Cards
  • Chapter 8: Managing Outstanding Short Term Service Contracts and Related Bills
  • Chapter 9: Payday and Other Short Term Loans
  • Chapter 10: Insurance
  • Chapter 11: Power of Attorney
  • Chapter 12: Selling a Residential Property
  • Chapter 13: Cars, Car Loans and Car Leases
  • Chapter 14: Ending a Residential Lease
  • Chapter 15: Handling Valuables
  • Chapter 16: Taking Cash Across the Border
  • Chapter 17: Remittance Protections
  • Chapter 18: Collecting Unpaid Wages
  • Chapter 19: Social Security
  • Chapter 20: Veterans Benefits
  • Chapter 21: Dissolving and Selling a Business
  • Chapter 22: Filing Taxes

National Appleseed: Appleseed Network | 727 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Louisiana Appleseed: 1615 Poydras St., Suite 1000, New Orleans, LA 70112

Submitted by: Tara Richard – trichard@appleseednetwork.org 

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