For more than 30 years, CLINIC’s core value has been to welcome our immigrant neighbors through our network of committed agencies and legal representatives. Those values guide us as we face the challenge of responding to the novel coronavirus — COVID-19 — pandemic. We recognize that these are unsettling times and we draw inspiration from the immigrants we serve.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, operations at U.S. governmental agencies have been significantly disrupted, leading to frequent announcements relating to modifications in policies and procedures. CLINIC is tracking and reporting the changes that affect immigrant services in agencies and the immigration courts in order to provide you with the most up-to-date status information.
We are also advocating for measures that promote public health and safety and protect immigrants, their families, and their legal representatives during this national emergency. In addition, we are closely monitoring how immigrants in the United States, abroad and at our borders are affected. Please make sure to regularly check our website for these updates. Legal representatives and program managers are also encouraged to review our program management materials that address the special challenges agencies face in providing legal services at this time.
On each of the pages linked in the table of contents below, you will find a summary of policy and operational changes made due to COVID-19. Please check back frequently for updates.