Safety Planning

UURISE can empower you and help you and your family avoid catastrophic loss!

UURISE has developed a safety plan program in which we assess your needs and assist you in creating a plan of what can be done in in the event that you or a family member is detained or deported. These plans are individually designed to protect an individual, a family and their assets.

What is a safety plan?

A safety plan is a series of possible actions that have been decided in advance, that can be used in an emergency. Specifically, it is a plan of what can be done to prevent catastrophic loss in the event that you or a member of your family is detained or deported. Although the primary goal will always be to prevent deportation, that is not always possible. Each individual and family plan is unique, and can address issues such as the legal right to care for your children – preventing them from entering the foster care system, and the legal right to receive your last paycheck – preventing loss of wages.

Who can be deported?

Any person who is not a citizen can be deported from the U.S. Although people who have permission (through a visa or permanent residency) to be in the U.S. are less likely to be removed or deported, only people who are citizens are protected from deportation.

Immigrants who are convicted of a crime as well as those with past convictions (no matter how old the charge) may be deportable, banned from adjusting their status or prohibited from re-entering the U.S. This includes:

  • Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs or green card holders)
  • Asylees and refugees
  • People who have been granted “Withholding of Removal” or “Temporary Protected Status” (TPS)
  • People who are in the process of adjusting their status
  • People on student, business and other visas

* The convictions can include minor violations or offenses that did not result in any time in jail.

 

People who are in the U.S. without permission or without current documentation can be detained and deported once their status is discovered, even if they have not committed any crime.

If you are interested in learning more about a Safety Plan and how it can empower you and protect your family and your assets, please call of Email: appts@uurise.org for an appointment. Clients are seen by appointment only.