By Jennie Guilfoyle
On March 12, 2013, CLINIC attended the quarterly TRIG (Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds) Working Group meeting at USCIS. These meetings are held quarterly; stakeholders may attend and raise questions about TRIG issues with the USCIS TRIG Working Group. The highlights of this meeting were as follows:
By Debbie Smith
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning July 6, 2013 and ending January 5, 2015.
Current Honduran and Nicaraguan beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from April 3, 2013, through June 3, 2013. The USCIS encourages beneficiaries to register as soon as possible.
By Allison Posner and Kristina Karpinski
CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our member agencies in their work with their communities. We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles that will appear each month in Catholic Legal Immigration News.
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By Debbie Smith
By Susan Schreiber
Legislation was introduced in the Senate today that would create a pathway to citizenship for most of the undocumented persons living in the United States. It would also overhaul the family-based immigration system, create new opportunities for guest workers and other nonimmigrants, and impose heightened border, interior, and workplace enforcement. Listen as CLINIC staff summarizes the most important parts of the proposed legislation on this free, one-hour webinar. Bring your questions and reflect on how the CIR might affect the immigration services your agency pr
Bishops’ Migration Chair Welcomes Introduction Of Immigration Proposal; Pledges To Work So Final Bill Upholds Basic Rights, Dignity
By: Norma Montenegro Flynn
April 17, 2013 - WASHINGTON—The introduction of U.S. Senate bipartisan legislation to reform the U.S. immigration system was welcomed by Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, April 17. Archbishop Gomez also pledged that the U.S. bishops would carefully examine the legislation and work with Congress to ensure that any final measure respects the basic human rights and dignity of migrants.
“I welcome the introduction of legislation today in the U.S. Senate,” Archbishop Gomez said. “The U.S. bishops look forward to carefully examining the legislation and working with Congress to fashion a final bill that respects the basic human rights and dignity of newcomers to our land—migrants, refugees, and other vulnerable populations.”