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DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign

CLINIC released a DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign funded by Our Sunday Visitor. Through this campaign, CLINIC hopes to educate DACA-eligible individuals and encourage them to apply for and receive the help they need to stay and work legally in the U.S.

We hope these PSAs are useful in your DACA work, especially with outreach to individuals who are unaware of the program or afraid to approach their nearest legal service provider. Over 900 radio stations across the country have received a copy in markets with significant DACA populations including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Below are the PSAs: (click each link to download the .aif file).  


Please share the PSAs widely. Send a copy of the PSAs to your local radio station contacts to play on the air and let us know how we can continue to get the word out about DACA in your communities.  If you have any feedback and/or would like to receive a hard copy CD of the PSAs, please email Claudia Ornelas, CLINIC's Communication Officer, at cornelas@cliniclegal.org.  

 

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Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

This morning the New York Times published a bi-partisan statement of principles outlining four goals of immigration reform.  CLINIC welcomes this bi-partisan leadership in keeping the conversation moving.  The principles include a path to citizenship and relief for agricultural workers and highly skilled graduates.  The Senators also outline plans for continued enforcement along the border as well as a strong employment verification system. 

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Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

This morning the New York Times published a bi-partisan statement of principles outlining four goals of immigration reform.  CLINIC welcomes this bi-partisan leadership in keeping the conversation moving.  The principles include a path to citizenship and relief for agricultural workers and highly skilled graduates.  The Senators also outline plans for continued enforcement along the border as well as a strong employment verification system.  Read the whole statement here.

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Spotlight on Integration: 6 Part Series

Looking for ideas to promote and encourage immigrant integration within your community? CLINIC offers this 6 part series that spotlights immigrant integration initiatives across our network. Learn the definition of immigrant integration, its importance for our network and nation, and how it can be promoted locally. Featured programs encourage relationships between the receiving community and immigrants, give elderly refugees a place to use skills gained in their home countries, and connect asylees with available resources.

Please contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org if you would like for one of your projects to receive the spotlight.

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Spotlight on Integration: 6 Part Series

Looking for ideas to promote and encourage immigrant integration within your community? CLINIC offers this 6 part series that spotlights immigrant integration initiatives across our network. Learn the definition of immigrant integration, its importance for our network and nation, and how it can be promoted locally. Featured programs encourage relationships between the receiving community and immigrants, give elderly refugees a place to use skills gained in their home countries, and connect asylees with available resources.

Please contact Leya Speasmaker at lspeasmaker@cliniclegal.org if you would like for one of your projects to receive the spotlight.

 

Spotlight on Integration:  October 2010
Immigrant Integration and Why it Deserves the Spotlight

Spotlight on Integration:  November 2010
St. James English as a Second Language Program in Seattle, Washington

Spotlight on Integration:  December 2010
New York State Immigration Hotline and the ORR National Asylee Information and Referral Hotline, Catholic Charities Community Services in New York City, New York

Spotlight on Integration:  January 2011
Garden Project for Older Adult Refugees, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Spotlight on Integration:  February 2011
Institute for the Hispanic Family, Catholic Charities of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut

Spotlight on Integration:  March 2011
The Borromeo Legal Project, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Arlington, VA

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VAWA: Estado Migratorio Legal para las Victimas de la Violencia Doméstica

 ¿Ha sufrido Ud. daños fisicos o emocionales de parte de su conyuge, padre o madre siendo ellosresidentes legales; o por su hijo o hija mayor de edad siendo ellos ciudadanos estadounidenses? Si es así, Ud. podría ser elegible para solicitar la residencia legal bajo la ley titulada : La Ley de la Violencia Contra La Mujer cuyas siglas en inglés son VAWA (VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT).

¿QUÉ SIGNIFICA “VAWA”? ¿Y QUIÉN CALIFICA PARA LA PROTECCIÓN BAJO ESTA LEY?

VAWA, la Ley de La Violencia Contra La Mujer, es una ley que fué aprobada por el Congreso de los Estados Unidos. Entre otras cosas, esta ley les ofrece una protección a las victimas inmigrantes de la violencia doméstica y a algunos miembros de su familia, con permitirles solicitar por sí mismas el estado legal de la residencia permanente en los Estados Unidos sin el conocimiento, permiso o asistencia del abusador. A pesar de su título, esta ley protege no sólo a la mujer, sino también a las niñas, los niños y a los hombres.

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VAWA: Status for Victims of Domestic Violence

Have you been physically or emotionally harmed by your U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or parent, or your adult U.S. citizen son or daughter? If so, you may be eligible to apply for lawful immigration status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

WHAT IS “VAWA”? WHO QUALIFIES FOR VAWA PROTECTION?

VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act, is a law passed by Congress. Among other things, it protects immigrant victims of domestic violence and some of their family members by allowing them to selfpetition for lawful immigration status in the U.S. without the abuser’s knowledge, permission or help. Despite the name, the law does not just protect women: girls, boys, and men are protected too.

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La Visa U: Estado Migratorio Legal para las Victimas del Crimen

 

Si Ud. está en los Estados Unidos sin estado migratorio legal, y ha sido victima de algún crimen, Ud. y los miembros de su familia podrían ser elegibles para un estado migratorio legal temporal –La Visa U – y eventualmente ser elegibles para obtener la residencia permanente (la tarjeta verde).
¿QUIEN ES ELEGIBLE PARA LA VISA “U”?
Las victimas de ciertos crímenes son eligibles para la Visa U si (1) han sufrido daños físicos o mentales como consecuencia de ser victima de un crimen en los EEUU; (2) tienen información sobre el crimen; y (3) ellos son, han sido o estarán dispuestos a ayudar a las autoridades legales que están investigando o encausando el crimen. Le ley detalla muchos crímenes al respecto que incluyen, pero no se limitan a: la violencia doméstica, la violación sexual, el abuso sexual , el secuestro, el chantaje, el asalto criminal, y el encierro criminal – o actividades similares. Un abogado o trabajador legal puede asistirle en determiner si Ud. califica para esta visa.

 

Si Ud. está en los Estados Unidos sin estado migratorio legal, y ha sido victima de algún crimen, Ud. y los miembros de su familia podrían ser elegibles para un estado migratorio legal temporal –La Visa U – y eventualmente ser elegibles para obtener la residencia permanente (la tarjeta verde).

¿QUIEN ES ELEGIBLE PARA LA VISA “U”?

Las victimas de ciertos crímenes son eligibles para la Visa U si (1) han sufrido daños físicos o mentales como consecuencia de ser victima de un crimen en los EEUU; (2) tienen información sobre el crimen; y (3) ellos son, han sido o estarán dispuestos a ayudar a las autoridades legales que están investigando o encausando el crimen. Le ley detalla muchos crímenes al respecto que incluyen, pero no se limitan a: la violencia doméstica, la violación sexual, el abuso sexual , el secuestro, el chantaje, el asalto criminal, y el encierro criminal – o actividades similares. Un abogado o trabajador legal puede asistirle en determiner si Ud. califica para esta visa.

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