Held March 9, 2009
CLINIC invites refugee service providers to attend a free, web-based conference call training, "The Civic Engagement of Older Refugees." In this 1 1/2 hour, interactive session, Project SHINE – an initiative of Temple University’s Center for Intergenerational Learning – will present the findings from a recent study that looked at why and how older immigrants and refugees contribute to their families and communities. They will share their insights into promising practices for supporting the engagement of immigrant and refugee elders in meaningful roles in the community and examples of what others around the country are doing.
A fact sheet created by Mosaica: The Center for Nonprofit Development & Pluralism in partnership with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. under a project funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, “Technical Assistance to Promote Refugee Citizenship & Civic Participation. Based on information shared by the U.S. Census Bureau in a webinar held on February 23, 2009.
This manual describes best practices used by many of the country's most experienced nonprofit immigration programs and managers.
By Charles Wheeler, Director of CLINIC's Nation Legal Center for Immigrants
Laura Dogu, Deputy Consul General, and Mark Bosse, Communications Unit Supervisor, U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, as well as Warren Janssen, Field Office Director of the USCIS office located at the consulate, each spoke at CLINIC's annual family immigration law training in El Paso on February 5, 2008. We previously circulated Mr. Janssen's remarks. The following is a summary of the updated information provided by the State Department.
CLINIC benefits from the Catholic Relief Services Collection. Funding through the CRS Collection supports CLINIC's work with abused immigrant women, immigrant workers, and training for staff at Catholic Charities immigration programs. Read more about the CRS Collection below.
Please open the attached documents for a complete calendar of CLINIC's trainings in 2013.
While staff is the heart of an immigration program, several other resources are required to keep a program functioning. These include: physical space, computers, software, law library materials, and malpractice insurance. In this second of a seven-part webinar series on immigration program management, the presenter will discuss the different resources needed to support a immigration legal services program.
Washington, D.C.: The business sector and the U.S. economy has benefited greatly from legal immigrant workers. In 2005, the foreign-born population accounted for nearly 15% of the total U.S. civilian workforce. However, many immigrant workers arrive in the United States with limited knowledge of English.
CLINIC uses publications to build awareness among immigration counselors, policymakers, news media, advocates and the general public on immigration issues. Materials are aimed to educate the public, train advocates, or contribute informed analysis on key policy concerns. CLINIC's publications support positive change, based on the compelling message of Catholic social teaching and social justice. Immigration manuals are available for purchase from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
The following publications are available for purchase. Immigration Manuals must be purchased through AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association). The other handbooks can be ordered through CLINIC.
Citizenship For Us: A Handbook on Naturalization and Citizenship (5th ed.)