USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas shared additional details on the June 15th Deferred Action policy memorandum on a Stakeholder Teleconference. All the new details can be found on the USCIS website at: www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals. Under this new administration policy, DHS will be able to grant deferred action to certain qualifying young people, often known as DREAMers, who have fulfilled age, residency, and educational or military requirements.
This category includes CLINIC produced web-based seminars on a range of immigration topics.
Held on June 21, 2012
This webinar discusses what we know so far about the new deferred action policy for undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children, including basic eligibility requirements, how to document eligibility, "red flags" for applicants, and advocacy on the policy's implementation. Panelists include Jennie Guilfoyle, Training and Legal Support Attorney at CLINIC; Paromita Shah, Associate Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild; Don Lyster, Director of NILC's Washington, DC office; and Lorella Praeli of United We Dream.
On Monday, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-3 ruling on Arizona's state immigration enforcement law, SB 1070. What did the Court hold? What does it mean? What are the potential ramifications for "copycat" laws in other states? What's next for advocacy?
The citizenship test, especially the English language requirement, often poses a major challenge for older applicants. How can citizenship teachers and program administrators best meet the special needs of an older learner? What are the best strategies for success? Join us for this webinar about promising practices in instruction and program design for elders in your community. We will also discuss suggestions for learning activities, cultural considerations, and strategies to address common health issues. This webinar is based on CLINIC's handbook by the same t
As everyone awaits the details on how the new Deferred Action program will be implemented, your agency should start taking steps to prepare. This webinar discusses different strategies for meeting the increased demand for services. Staff from CLINIC affiliates discuss what strategies have worked for their programs including group-processing workshops, coalition building, information sessions, and one-on-one processing models. Join staff from CLINIC's Advocacy, Capacity Building, and Training & Legal Support sections for this webinar to make sure your agency is prepared to serve clien
As you know, the President recently announced a new process where certain children will be able to apply for deferred action status and employment authorization. We are still waiting for the details on how this program will be implemented. This webinar reviews and summarize what we do know. It also discusses strategies for dealing with the press, communicating with clients, performing outreach to the community, and preparing your program for increased demand for services.
Children who have been the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect are among the most vulnerable immigrants in our society. These children may qualify for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), a pathway to becoming a lawful permanent resident. The presenters discuss the eligibility requirements for SIJS as well as the procedures for applying both affirmatively and defensively in removal proceedings. The presenters for this webinar are Sarah Bronstein and Kristina Karpinski, Training and Legal Support Attorneys with Catholic Legal Immigration Network.
On April 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. United States, a case involving the legal challenge to Arizona's restrictive state immigration enforcement law "SB 1070." The U.S.
The USCIS has published its proposed regulation on stateside pre-adjudication of unlawful presence waivers.