CLINIC now offers two self-directed e-learning courses, which are described below. Each course contains a combination of visual content and narration, interactive components that facilitate the learning process, and periodic assessments to reinforce and measure learning. Course participants may complete the course on their own schedules.
This course provides a broad overview of U.S. immigration law. It is designed for anyone who wants to understand the immigration system, and does not assume that participants have any legal background. Each of the seven sections of the course covers a core topic in immigration law, including sources of immigration law, government agencies involved in administering immigration law, and how noncitizens gain and lose immigration status. By the end of the course, which takes about 90 minutes to complete, participants will have a solid grounding in immigration law fundamentals, including types of lawful immigration status and who qualifies for them; obstacles to gaining lawful status; eligibility for U.S. citizenship; and who is authorized to practice immigration law.
At the end of the course participants may complete a final assessment. Participants who successfully complete the assessment will receive a certificate of course completion. Note that only the person who registered for the course is eligible to receive a certificate of completion; anyone who wants a certificate must register separately for the course.
There is a $25 fee for course registration, which provides the participant with 30 days of unlimited access to the course. To enroll in this course, click here. Upon enrollment, you will be sent a link to the course along with a user ID and password so that you may immediately start viewing the course contents.
Naturalizing as a U.S. citizen is a hallmark of immigrant integration. U.S. citizenship is a significant personal achievement for millions of immigrants, a reminder of our nation's immigrant heritage and a contribution to our nation's democratic process. As such, volunteers, native and foreign-born alike, are important people facilitating the naturalization of future citizens. Taking this course and helping immigrants become U.S. citizens at naturalization group application workshops is one way to make a positive difference in the lives of people in your community.
This free course strives to educate people about basic naturalization law and the naturalization group application workshop model. The course takes approximately 40 minutes to an hour to complete.
After successfully completing the course, participants are linked to charitable organizations which may host workshops, and are provided a certificate that can be given to a charitable organization that may need volunteers and may provide additional training as needed.
To take this free course, click here.