Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities
Held on November 11, 2011.
How do you ensure your case management systems are working effectively? How do you ensure the quality of your immigration work before it is filed? How can you ensure your program is providing quality immigration services? In this 90 minute webinar, we will discuss the importance of case management and legal supervision in your immigration program.
Held on September 12, 2011. This webinar discusses several key strategies for helping vulnerable applicants overcome barriers in the naturalization process. Topics include disability waivers, reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, due consideration on the citizenship test, and fee waivers for low-income applicants. The presenters are Laura Burdick, Naturalization Project Coordinator, CLINIC; Alla Shagalova, Associate Director, Immigration Services, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; and Amy Tenney, Immigration Legal Services Staff Attorney, World Relief.&nb
Low English language proficiency impacts employee productivity, safety, and retention. Federal and state governments provide only a fraction of the funding needed for English language classes, and businesses have both the space and the financial means to offer this benefit to their Limited English Proficient workers. CLINIC offers the following resource to programs interested in pursuing partnerships with local employers willing to offer English language classes to their employees. The Creating a Workplace ELL Program toolkit includes program planning documents, examples of currently operating workplace ELL programs, sample marketing materials, and other resources to assist in implementing a workplace ELL program.
Date: Thursday Nov 17, 2011 (2:00pm) to Thursday Nov 17, 2011 (3:30pm)
Naturalization Group Application Workshops
November 17, 2011
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Date: Wednesday Jan 25, 2012 (8:30pm) to Thursday Jan 26, 2012 (5:00pm)
Immigration Program Management Training
January 25 and 26, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Day One
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Day Two
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice
540 Broadway Street, Room 134
New Orleans, LA 70118
Who are these children, and how did they get here?
Children find themselves unaccompanied and vulnerable in the U.S. for many reasons. Some are victims of human traffickers, others flee neglect or abuse, and still others are sent to work to help support their families. What these children share in common is that, without your representation, they have nobody to help them understand their immigration proceedings or assert their legal rights.
CLINIC has accepted and welcomes a new member agency, Catholic Worker of Akron, located at St. Bernard-St. Mary Parish, Akron, Ohio. Ada L. Gelpi is the director of the Catholic Worker of Akron Immigration Program that is also staffed by Luz A. Cardenas. The program is located at 1096 S. Main Street, Akron, OH.
By: Wendy Rhein
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Wendy Rhein
CLINIC Awarded $600,000 Grant to Provide Citizenship Services
Washington, DC - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) was selected for a coveted national award from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to strengthen citizenship programs serving Legal Permanent Residents in four cities in the United States.
Citizenship test preparation and quality legal services go hand in hand in assisting an immigrant along the path to citizenship. A prospective bill for comprehensive immigration reform will most likely bring changes in legal and language requirements for citizenship. It is the job of all legal service providers and teaching professionals working with the foreign born to anticipate these requirements and prepare clients in advance. The Creating a Citizenship Program Preparation Toolkit will be helpful to anyone seeking ways to better serve the foreign born as they prepare to naturalize.