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Recent Decisions on Immigration Law and Crimes

By Susan Schreiber Three recent circuit court decisions provide some good news for immigrants related to immigration consequences of criminal offenses. These decisions, summarized below, address (a) analyzing when an offense is a crime of moral turpitude; (b) LPR eligibility for an INA § 212(h) waiver; and (c) conviction finality.

DHS and DOS Announce New TRIG Exemptions

By Tatyana Delgado On February 5, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) announced two new exemptions from the terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG) found at INA§ 212(a)(3).   TRIG aims to exclude individuals who have or will engage in terrorist activities, such as providing material support to terrorist organizations or their members.  Material support includes providing transportation, communications, funds, explosives, or training, among other activities. 

Nebraska Service Center Teleconference – January 16, 2014

By Allison Posner On January 16, 2014, USCIS’s Nebraska Service Center (NSC) held a stakeholder engagement on issues related to processing of refugee and asylee petitions. Select questions and answers from the teleconference are below.  Please note that this teleconference was part of a series of informal monthly stakeholder calls held by the NSC.  If you wish to participate in the monthly calls, email CEO.NSC2@USCIS.DHS.GOV  with your contact information, and you will be added to the center’s mailing list.  

Nebraska Service Center Teleconference - February 13, 2014

By Allison Posner The following are the unofficial minutes from a teleconference with the Nebraska Service center on February 13, 2014. Please note that this teleconference was part of a series of informal monthly stakeholder calls held by the NSC.  If you wish to participate in the monthly calls, email CEO.NSC2@USCIS.DHS.GOV  with your contact information, and you will be added to the center’s mailing list.   I-131 RP/RTD

New CLINIC Resources on Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented

By Jen Riddle Did you know that CLINIC has recently created two new resources related to states permitting undocumented residents to apply for driver’s licenses?

Why States Should Provide Access to Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Why States Should Provide Access to Driver’s Licenses to All Residents   Granting driver’s licenses to all residents improves public safety on our roads.

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Washington

Bill/Statute: Wash. Rev. Code § 46.20 Year Law Enacted: 2004 Effective Date: June 10, 2004 Name of Document Issued: Driver’s License  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Vermont

Bill/Statute: 23 V.S.A. § 603 Year Law Enacted: 2013 Effective Date: January 1, 2014 Name of Document Issued: Operator's Privilege Card  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Utah

Bill/Statute: UT ST § 53-3-207 Year Law Enacted: 2005 Effective Date: July 1, 2005 Name of Document Issued: Driving Privilege Card (DPC)  

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