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SILVER SPRING, Maryland — A new round of proposed regulations from the administration would make it impossible for most asylum seekers to be permitted to work while their cases are pending.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland — A new package of dramatic increases in the cost to apply for naturalization, get a green card or renew DACA could have devastating consequences for low-income immigrants.
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If you are a CLINIC affiliate, one of your best benefits is access to our expert team of attorneys. Use the Ask the Expert webform to contact a CLINIC attorney about questions on individual cases or other issues concerning immigration law practice or strategy. You must be logged in as an affiliate to access this form.
Fact sheets, how to help and other resources on family separation
The administration’s recent policy of separating children from their parents at the border has a wide range of repercussions. Meanwhile, due to deportations and enforcement actions, family separations also occur on a regular basis across the country, far away from the border. We've compiled resources including suggestions for how people can help and facts about the situation.
Featured Resources & Analysis
This practitioner resource is CLINIC’s summary analysis of the attorney general’s decision to end recognition of sentence modification.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released its proposal to adjust certain immigration benefit fees including naturalization, family-based petitions, adjustment of status and travel documents on Nov. 8, 2019. While the biennial fee review has been expected, the proposed changes include new fees for applicants for asylum and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, renewals that are garnering broad opposition.
CLINIC Executive Director Anna Gallagher spoke to the annual general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 13, focusing on our border-region initiative, the Estamos Unidos Asylum Project. Gallagher describes the conditions in which thousands of asylum seekers are waiting in crowded, unsanitary conditions to be admitted to the United States. CLINIC is using volunteers to help provide legal guidance to those waiting in Juarez, Mexico.
On Oct. 18, 2019, CLINIC submitted a public comment opposing the interim rule reorganizing EOIR. CLINIC’s opposition is based on the rule’s formal establishment of the Office of Policy, relocation of the Office of Legal Access Programs under the Office of Policy, and authorization for the EOIR director to issue appellate decisions in certain cases. In our comment, CLINIC describes how the proposed changes may allow political considerations to influence OLAP operations and appellate decisions.
Stories of Immigration
CLINIC affiliate Immigration & Citizenship Organization hosted its second Immigrant Integration Day, filled with workshops and resources on successful integration.
With Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3) fast approaching, the thought of being part of a community of people all over the world pulling together to make a difference makes us smile. At CLINIC, this occasion goes beyond just asking people to give money to a cause. We want to recognize the selfless contributions that so many people make every single day to improve — and sometimes save — the lives of immigrants. Here are a few examples from our CLINIC colleagues that remind us about the true meaning of giving.