A New Role Helping Immigrants for Libraries, Clinics, Labor Unions, Cities, and Others | CLINIC

A New Role Helping Immigrants for Libraries, Clinics, Labor Unions, Cities, and Others

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

With the generous support of the

San Francisco Foundation


September, 26, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m




405 14th Street, Suite 909

Oakland, CA  94612



Lunch provided.


Many institutions see immigrants struggling and want to help.  A unique provision allows them to do so with the crucial tool of immigration law.  For example, a growing number of libraries are providing immigration legal services to help patrons naturalize or obtain Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or other benefits.  Additionally, labor unions are also starting to provide immigration legal assistance to their members.  This training will outline the important tools that institutions serving immigrants can use to increase their impact. 


We will cover how to:

  • Assess the needs of your community
  • Find potential sources of funding
  • Get training to qualify you to provide immigration legal services
  • Apply to provide immigration legal services
  • Collaborate with other agencies currently assisting immigrants
  • Decide what level of resource commitment your institution can handle.

Additionally, you will learn what:

  • Impact this will have on the immigrant community you serve
  • Promising practices other agencies have used in their communities
  • Immigration remedies may be available to your community members, and
  • Possible changes lie ahead for immigration law and policy.


This training is interactive and will involve a seminar format so there will be lots of participant interaction and participation.

The training will be presented by Michelle Sardone, CLINIC’s Director of Legalization and Coordinator of the Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation and Jack Holmgren, CLINIC’s Strategic Capacity Advisor from the CLINIC Oakland, CA office.

This training is expected to fill up quickly.  Early registration is recommended. The registration deadline is September 23rd, 2016 or sooner if registration is full. For registration information contact Jack Holmgren at jholmgren@cliniclegal.org.



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