Articles by CLINIC
Supreme Court Leaves Lower Court Decisions on Anti-Immigrant Housing Regulations Intact
June was an important month for a small group of Washington D.C.’s residents. On June 6, 2013, at a public library in Mt. Pleasant, 20 immigrants from 11 different countries became U.S. citizens.
Citizenship Day (September 17) is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of U.S. citizenship and to recognize the new Americans who once immigrated to the U.S. from all corners of the world.
CLINIC is working hard to bring new players into the immigration and naturalization service mix to supplement the substantial but inadequate resources that exist now.
On Election Day, it can seem like a burden to wake up early and stand in line at your local polling place, but the ability to vote is a prized benefit of citizenship and an important step in the journey to full integration in the United States. The benefits of citizenship are numerous and the CLINIC network has long advocated naturalization for all eligible permanent residents.
CLINIC's National Capacity Building Project, funded by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Citizenship, has provided technical assistance and funding to four local affiliate agencies to establish new programs in English as a Second Language (ESL)/citizenship education and/or naturalization application assistance.
The Department of Homeland Security has extended its designation of Haiti for TPS for 18 months. The extension will begin on July 23, 2014 and last through January 22, 2016. The 60-day re-registration period for those who currently have TPS began on March 3, 2014 and will end on May 2, 2014. Those who are eligible and timely re-register will be granted an EAD with an expiration date of January 22, 2016. In addition, the agency will automatically extend the validity of current EADs for six months, through January 22, 2015, for those who timely re-register.
By Jen Riddle