4 things you need to know before getting started

Are you eligible? Who should you contact? Be patient. Don’t be a victim of fraud.

Many people have been removed to Mexico, but only some have accepted voluntary returns. If you accepted a voluntary return and meet certain requirements, you may be eligible to return to the U.S. and seek legal status.

Here are 4 things you need to know:

1. KNOW THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

A) Were you removed to Mexico from Southern California anytime from June 1, 2009 to August 28, 2014?

B) Did you accept a voluntary return? Did you waive your right to see an immigration judge?

C) Did you have a reasonable claim to remain in the U.S. at the time you accepted the voluntary return?

D) Are you in Mexico?

If you can answer “YES” to all of these questions, you may be able to apply to return to the U.S. to fight your case in front of an immigration judge.

2. CONTACT THE ACLU

Send an email to avd@aclusandiego.org or call 619-398-4189 from the U.S. or 01-800-681-6917 from Mexico for a FREE screening interview. The last day to submit an application is December 22, 2015. NOTE: Not everyone who has been removed accepted voluntary return. Only people who meet all the requirements may be eligible to return the U.S.

3. UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS WILL TAKE TIME

Please be patient and know it may take weeks for someone to call you, but someone will call you back.

4. DON’T BECOME A VICTIM OF FRAUD

If someone asks for money to submit an application to return to the United States under the voluntary return settlement, don’t fall for it. Only the ACLU and ACLU approved organizations can help you apply.

ACLU has lead  this historic settlement and will take care of your case if you qualify

Follow this Link to ACLU or find more information on our pages below

Voluntary Return Settlement     Do I Qualify?     4 Things To Know First     Background of the Case

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