It is CLINIC’s mission to expand the availability of charitable immigration legal services to provide authorized and affordable assistance and representation in order that vulnerable immigrants are not harmed by unauthorized practitioners. CLINIC’s network is by-far the largest single network of charitable immigration services. Yet, the availability of such services by all network providers and stand-alone agencies is limited for the current needs of low-income immigrants and even more limited to serve millions in a legalization program.
To adequately make the anticipated and would-be historic legislation successfully implemented, non-profits with existing immigration programs will have to expand their services with more qualified staff, trained volunteers, office locations and space, hours of operation and partnerships with public and private institutions. In addition, successful implementation will depend on an increase in the number of new non-profit immigration programs designed for legalization and hopefully for the long-term needs of then-documented immigrants thereafter. To fulfill its mission, CLINIC provides capacity building training, technical support and funding when available to local non-profits to serve more immigrants and prepare for immigration reform. The resources below are provided to facilitate capacity building for these purposes.
Executive Office for Immigration Reform/BIA - explanation of BIA accreditation and recognition program and roster of accredited representatives and recognized agencies.
Naturalization Group Application Workshop Toolkit - provides information on how a program would provide legal services to millions of undocumented application.
Group Application Workshop Model - webinar on the effective use of the group application model to expand the availability of legal services.