Whether through citizenship mentoring programs, citizenship ceremonies, or positive communications, there are many ways in which refugees and the receiving community can be encouraged to come together to support our nation’s newest members. This webinar featured innovative, localized examples of how citizenship is being leveraged to engage a broader cross-section of Americans and practical advice on how to collaborate with partners on similar efforts in your own community.



Join us for a brief webinar about updates to the Citizenship Navigator project and the newly available texting campaign.


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In part two of our series on incorporating parish volunteers into immigration-related services, we move our focus to immigrant integration. Immigrant integration occurs most successfully at the local level, particularly because a community designs its response around the local and immediate needs of its community members.

How can a widow immigrate after the US citizen spouse dies? Does it matter if the deceased spouse had previously filed an I-130 petition? What about derivative children? What if the surviving beneficiary is in one of the preference categories? Can they apply for a waiver of the unlawful presence bar if they have to consular process?  Join us as we answer these questions and detail eligibility for relief for widows, for survivors under section 204(l), and for those seeking humanitarian reinstatement.

Was your client really “deported” five times at the border? Has your client ever been in removal proceedings? How do you determine what actually occurred at the border and what are the immigration consequences Was there a removal order at all? Was it expedited removal or voluntary departure?

The panelists will discuss removals that occur in a non-border context such as INA sec. 240 removal, in absentia removal orders and administrative removal.The panelists will also discuss strategies for determining what occurred including: