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A little more than a year after President Barack Obama established the White House Task Force for New Americans, a progress report has detailed steps taken so far. The task force’s goal is, in part, to encourage the deliberate development of communities that are...

Dec 16, 2015
by Leya Speasmaker

The following blog is derived from the text of a workshop talk given by CLINIC Integration Program Manager Leya Speasmaker Nov. 12 at the Justice for Immigrants convening in Chicago.

Integration has increased in importance and scope for our organization and our network.

Dec 9, 2015
by Leya Speasmaker

Even before the Paris terrorist attacks in November, a CLINIC affiliate in Biloxi, Mississippi, was getting pushback for processing refugees.

The call by various politicians to make it even more difficult for refugees – particularly Syrians – to be admitted to the United States is causing fallout for several CLINIC affiliates.

Dec 2, 2015
by Patricia Zapor

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CLINIC Comments on I-821D CLINIC submitted the following comments on the I-821D to USCIS on April 26th, 2016. The comments reflect policy and substantive suggestions to streamline the DACA application process.   Model Comments on I-821D
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With the release of the May 2016 Visa Bulletin, we are seeing dramatic changes in when certain children with Special Immigrant Juvenile Status will be able to apply for adjustment of status and become lawful permanent residents. This practice advisory provides background on how the visa bulletin works in SIJS cases and offers recommendations on...
Apr 25, 2016
Miguel Naranjo, director of CLINIC’s Religious Immigration Service, has written a short analysis of the implications of the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, released on April 12. 
Apr 14, 2016
CLINIC’s Training and Legal Support staff has written a short analysis of the potential implications for your clients of the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, released on April 12.
Apr 14, 2016

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