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State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Connecticut

Bill/Statute: Public Act No. 13-89 Year Law Enacted: 2013 Effective Date: January 1, 2015 Name of Document Issued: Motor Vehicle Operator's License  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Colorado

Bill/Statute: SB 13-251 Year Law Enacted: 2013 Effective Date: August 1, 2014 Name of Document Issued: Driver’s License  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - California

Bill/Statute: AB 60 Year Law Enacted: 2013 Effective Date: January 1, 2015 (Possibly sooner if DMV is ready) Name of Document Issued: Driver’s License  

BIA Pro Bono Project Screener Named Top D.C. Immigration Attorney

For over three years, Jason Dzubow, of Dzubow & Pilcher, PLLC, has volunteered as a screener for CLINIC’s BIA Pro Bono Project, which matches vulnerable asylum-seekers and lawful permanent residents with pro bono counsel to bring their cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). This month Jason was recognized as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Immigration Attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area for the second year in a row.

Letter to DHS Sec. Johnson and Dep. Sec. Mayorkas

January 16, 2014   The Honorable Jeh Johnson Secretary Department of Homeland Security   The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas Deputy Secretary Department of Homeland Security   Dear Secretary Johnson and Deputy Secretary Mayorkas:

Recent Immigration Developments from the States (Jan 2014)

California Permits Undocumented Lawyers to Practice Law

EOIR Announces Implementation Guidance for Its Program to Protect Incompetent Respondents

By Bradley Jenkins* On December 31, 2013, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) released guidance to the nation’s immigration judges entitled “Phase I of Plan to Provide Enhanced Procedural Protection to Unrepresented Detained Respondents with Mental Disorders.”  This guidance is the latest chapter in EOIR’s ongoing effort to reform how the agency handles the cases of persons with mental disorders who are placed into removal proceedings.

2D Barcode Technology and Third-Party Software Compatibility

By Allison Posner   On November 6, 2013, USCIS held a stakeholder engagement on its new 2D barcode technology.  The new technology is part of the agency’s Forms Improvement Initiative, intended to enhance the agency’s ability to conduct intake at the lockboxes quickly and accurately.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Protecting Rights, Respecting Dignity

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. At CLINIC, we are ever mindful of the need to advocate for the protection of the most vulnerable immigrants. Those who are detained face significant barriers to asserting their legal claims to remain in the United States. People living with mental disabilities are doubly vulnerable and face an impossible task when the government seeks to expel them from the country. Indeed, disabled immigrants often merit humanitarian protection precisely because of their heightened vulnerability, but may be unable to articulate their need for protection to the authorities.

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