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CLINIC and TODEC Double BIA Legal Capacity in Inland Empire

By Martin Gauto One of CLINIC’s core functions is to boost legal capacity in underserved areas in the United States. An area experiencing a severe shortage in low-cost, professional immigration legal service providers is the Inland Empire (or the “IE” as it is known) region of Southern California.  It is home to over one million foreign-born persons. Fortunately, Training Occupational Development Education Communicates (TODEC) is a service provider assisting newcomers with quality, charitable legal help in the IE.

BIA Concludes “Deadly Conduct” is a CIMT

By Sarah Bronstein On January 8, 2015, the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a decision in Matter of O.A. Hernandez, 26 I&N Dec. 464 (BIA 2015), finding that the offense of “deadly conduct” under the Texas Penal Code is a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT).  The analysis of CIMTs is an area of the law that has evolved significantly in the last few years.  This decision gives us one more indication of how the Board of Immigration Appeals is viewing CIMTs.

Sunset Provisions Deadline Approaching

By Minyoung Ohm RIS Attorney  

Executive Action Expanding Parole in Place - Frequently Asked Questions

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced executive actions to change immigration policy.  One of these reforms will expand the existing “parole in place” program for the spouses, children, and parents of members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  That program was officially recognized and implemented by a November 15, 2013 memo that described eligibility and filing procedures for parole in place.  This FAQ summarizes that memo and the proposed expansion. What is parole in place? 

Network Affiliate Profile: Ryan Patterson from Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City

By Tessa McKenzie CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities. We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing monthly.   Ryan Patterson Assistant Director

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