Immigration Clinic - Resources

Practice Advisories


The Immigration Clinic provides technical assistance and support to practitioners and advocates relating to the immigration consequences of crimes.

The Clinic has created Practice Advisories on the immigration consequences of select Florida crimes. These practice advisories supply general legal analyses and are not a substitute for independent legal advice supplied by a practitioner familiar with a client’s case.


You can download a copy of the Practice Advisories below.

Practice Advisories on additional Florida crimes will be posted in the future, including for Robbery, Sexual Assault, and Uttering a Forged Instrument. 

On March 4, 2021, the Supreme Court issued Pereida v. Wilkinson 141 S.Ct. 754 (2021), holding that when a non-citizen is convicted under a divisible statute and the record of conviction before the adjudicator does not establish whether or not the noncitizen was convicted of a disqualifying claim, the noncitizen cannot rely on the inconclusiveness of that record to establish eligibility for immigration relief. Rather, the non-citizen has the burden of proving the offense of conviction. Pereida may affect some of the advice provided in the practice advisories below. We will update the practice advisories as soon as we are able. For more on Pereida see National Immigration Project and Immigrant Defense Project Practice Alert.

Resources for People in Immigration Proceedings

The Immigration Clinic has created self-help flyers and other resources for people in Immigration proceedings to use when applying for legal relief. These resources are meant to guide people through the difficulties of immigration law, but do not constitute legal advice.

Because immigration law and procedure can be complicated and winning a case is difficult, people are encouraged to seek the assistance of a lawyer. People who are proceeding without a lawyer and anyone who would like more detailed information about the topics discussed here should visit the law library of the detention center or jail where they are detained.

I. Representing Yourself in Immigration Court

  • Notice to Appear (NTA): English | Aviso de Comparencia (NTA): Español
  • Cancellation of Removal (LPR): English | Cancelación de Deportación Para Personas Que Son Residentes Permanentes Legales: Español
  • Cancellation of Removal (non-LPR): English | Cancelación de Deportación Para Personas Que No Son Residentes Permanentes Legales: Español
  • Asylum, Withholding of Removal, Convention Against Torture: English | Asilo, Retención de la Expulsión y la Convención Contra La Tortura: Español
  • Section 212(h) waiver: English | Sección 212(h) Renuncia: Español
  • Voluntary Departure: English | Salida Voluntaria: Español
  • BIA Appeals Process: English | Apelaciones a La Junta de Apelaciones de Inmigración: Español
  • Other Resources: The Florence Project - Pro Se Resources

II. Detention

  • Mandatory Detention, Bond, and Parole: English | Detención Obligatoria, Fianza y Libertad Condicional: Español
  • DHS Post-Final Order Custody Review: English | Revisión de la Custodia Despues de la Orden Final del DHS: Español

III. Other Topics

  • Detainees with Minor Children: English | Detenidos Con Hijos Menores de Edad: Español
  • Legal Status Through Family: English | Cómo Obtener Estado Legal a Travésde Un Miembro Familiar Español
  • U Nonimmigrant Status for Victims of Certain Crimes English | Estado No Migratorio “U” Para Victimas de Ciertos Delitos Español
  • Vacating a Conviction: English | Anulando Una Condena Español
  • Expedited Removal or Reinstatement of Removal: English | Etraccion Adecuada, Reinstalacion de la Remocion y Procedimiento Administrativo de Remocion Español
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS): English | Estatus de Protección Temporal: Español
  • Overview of Naturalization: English | Visión General de la Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos Español
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) English | Ley De Violencia Contra La Mujer Español

Resources for Attorneys

The Immigration Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law provides training and information for attorneys who represent indigent immigrant defendants in the criminal justice system. To request a training for your office, e-mail Rebecca Sharpless,

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