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"What Happens When I Go To Immigration Court?"


Designed for children who will go before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the video uses child-centered techniques to familiarize children with these administrative legal proceedings. It also helps put the children at ease and begins to foster the trust and openness needed for representing the child during the immigration court proceeding.

The accompanying Users’ Guide is for child advocates, attorneys and other professionals who are assisting children through proceedings in front of the immigration court.

It will help them develop a comprehensive strategy for representation and inform you of issues to consider when working with children of different age levels and cultural backgrounds. It suggests a variety of techniques that will help put the child at ease and get the maximum benefit and understanding from the video. It recommends methods to cultivate the child’s cooperation and comfort in telling his or her story confidently and candidly. It is divided into two sections: 1) Developmental Considerations and 2) Strategies for Using the video.

The video is available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Fujan), Creole and French.