On, February 17, 2012 the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced that it was reviewing and considering amendments to the regulations governing the recognition of organizations and accreditation of representatives who appear before EOIR. CLINIC then participated in both open public meetings hosted by EOIR to solicit public comment on both these regulations. Additionally, CLINIC submitted comments on March 6, 2012 prior to the public meetings and these comments on March 30, 2012 on behalf of its network.
Once EOIR finalizes any changes, CLINIC will update this Toolkit to reflect the new regulations. Please check back frequently to be alerted to any new information.
This guide gives service providers the information needed to address the resettlement needs of asylees.
It is estimated that 12 million immigrants living in the United States are undocumented. The reality of this situation echoes the need for comprehensive immigration reform. When comprehensive immigration legislation passes, there will be a huge need for access to professional and affordable legal services.
This manual describes best practices used by many of the country's most experienced nonprofit immigration programs and managers.
Citizenship for Elders is a unique handbook for teachers and administrators on creating and managing a citizenship program for the older learner. This handbook brings together the observations and insights of teachers from across the country on older learners from a wide range of cultures. It is based on a nationwide survey of 200 programs. It identifies the issues in teaching elders and makes recommendations for instruction and program design. The recommendations are practice-based, with a focus on innovative and promising practices. The suggestions on learning activities, cultural considerations for the classroom, and strategies to address common health issues will be particularly helpful to teachers. CLINIC hopes this free handbook will help service providers strengthen their programs and assist many more elders to secure their future in the U.S. by becoming citizens.
Refugees naturalize at a higher rate than other, non-refugee immigrants, yet they often face serious challenges in the naturalization process due to advanced age, disabilities, low income, limited English proficiency, and low levels of literacy. Refugees also face challenges to civic participation such as language and cultural barriers, unfamiliarity with U.S. civic institutions, and reluctance to get involved in community affairs due to negative experiences in their native countries.
The United States is a nation of immigrants united by a common creed and shared values.
By: Andrés Abella
EMBARGOED - FOR RELEASE MAY 22, 2013/ 8:30 A.M.
CONTACT: Andrés Abella 415-577-1724
CLINIC CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO IMMIGRANTS, PREPARES FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
Washington, D.C. (May, 22, 2013) The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) will host its 16th Annual Convening at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia from May 21-24. Bringing together nearly 400 nonprofit legal service providers, the conference will offer a wide range of trainings and seminars, promote advocacy on behalf of immigration reform, and celebrate CLINIC’s 25th anniversary. This year’s conference theme is A Celebration of Service, Justice and Faith.
The conference offers a mix of trainings and workshops on immigration law, advocacy, skills development, and program management. However, this year’s conference attendees will be particularly interested in discussing how to prepare to any immigration reform Congress may pass.
World Relief and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) co-hosted an exciting conference entitled “Building Legal Immigration Services Capacity Through National Networks and their Affiliates” at the World Relief home office in Baltimore on April 3 and 4, 2013.
The conference was aimed at national immigration networks and discussed how to prepare for immigration reform and its implementation. The conference was held at a critical time point, considering that the Senate “Gang of 8” introduced an immigration reform bill on April 17. Over forty participants attended, representing twenty national organizations and three local organizations.
The sessions of the conference focused on increasing capacity within networks to serve a greater number of immigrants,