Articles by CLINIC
By: Megan S. Turngren
At this time of the year, many of our clients are searching for supply priests to help with additional coverage during the summer months. With many clergy members planning vacations, there is always a need for additional help between May and September. However, it is always important to consider the immigration consequences of hiring foreign-born priests for even a short period of time.
On Monday, March 9, 2015 CLINIC hosted its annual Board Breakfast at the Silver Spring Office. In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Religious Immigration Services Section invited a few of our local clients to meet with the members of CLINIC’s Board and CLINIC Staff. The breakfast was a success, with all CLINIC Staff, eight Board members, and twenty RIS guests in attendance. The breakfast was followed by a presentation given by RIS Director, Miguel Naranjo, about the work of RIS and also the work of CLINIC as a whole.
By Tessa W. McKenzie
Our commitment to supporting newcomers is personal and at CLINIC, we are inspired by friends who have overcome numerous obstacles to become naturalized US citizens. Saba Hailu is one such friend, who journeyed from aspiring citizen to new American. Saba’s determination strengthens our resolve to ensure that the foreign-born have access to opportunities for citizenship and civic participation.
By Jen Riddle
This month, USCIS published revised versions of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, and the accompanying instructions. Beginning on April 13, 2015, all applicants and representatives must submit the new version of the G-28 form (edition date: 3/5/2015).
By Martin Gauto
On March 4, 2015, the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL) and Public Counsel (both based in Los Angeles) reached an important agreement with the DHS that allows certain applicants for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and SIJS-based adjustment of status to request that the USCIS reopen their cases. Perez-Olano v. Holder, Case No. CV 05-3604 (C.D. Cal. 2005). SIJS is an immigration benefit that allows children who have been the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect to become lawful permanent residents.