We’ve received a number of requests for a document that would permit a “standby” guardian to step in should ICE detain a child’s parent or guardian. We asked one of our local attorney colleagues to devise a form that would at least indicate parental choice of a temporary guardian. We provide it here for free in light of multiple reports that non-attorneys are charging to produce similar documents. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have a child with serious disabilities or if you would like to explore whether you have options for gaining status in the U.S. By providing this form, we are not giving anyone legal advice, but rather, responding to the urgent need some parents feel to make a designation in light of increased immigration enforcement. If you have a child with special needs or a disability, or if you seek further advice about this sort of “standby” guardianship, please consult an attorney or call us for a referral to a seasoned attorney experienced in these matters.
STANDBY CHILD GDN DESIG PL- English (1)