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CLINIC Announces Updated Naturalization Guide

CLINIC is pleased to announce our updated handbook, Strategies for Naturalizing the Most Vulnerable Applicants: A Guide to Helping Refugees and Immigrants Who Are Elderly, Disabled, Low-Income, Low-Literate, and Limited English Proficient.  The handbook, initially released in 2008, has been updated to reflect the latest naturalization policies and procedures.  It discusses English exemptions, due consideration, reasonable accommodations, disability waivers, oath waivers, fee waivers, and expedited processing.  It also contains approximately 30 links to various references and resources such as USCIS policy guidance and sample letters. The handbook is available here as a free resource on the CLINIC website.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER (Ryan Post): Immigration Outreach Discussed among Conference Participants

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER (Ryan Post): Immigration Outreach Discussed among Conference Participants
SALT LAKE CITY -- In case you haven't heard, the U.S. bishops' conference has a special campaign directed toward immigration work. And some parishes have even started committees named after the group.

Salt Lake Tribune: Conference of Bishops Pans State Immigration Laws

Salt Lake Tribune: Conference of Bishops Pans State Immigration Laws John Wester, bishop of Salt Lake City’s Catholic Archdiocese, said Wednesday he was “sad” to hear Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney accept the endorsement of the key architect for several state-based enforcement-only immigration laws.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER (Ryan Post): In Salt Lake City, Catholics Focus on Immigration

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER (Ryan Post): In Salt Lake City, Catholics Focus on Immigration SALT LAKE CITY -- The U.S. Catholic bishops' immigration conference in Salt Lake City this morning focused on details about current laws and legislation, as well as the status of enforcement and concerns from people who work in immigration-related areas.

BLOG FOR ARIZONA: Catholic Bishops Pan Kobach/Romney Alliance, Support National Immigration Reform

BLOG FOR ARIZONA: Catholic Bishops Pan Kobach/Romney Alliance, Support National Immigration Reform It's significant this statement by Catholic bishops comes out of Salt Lake City, since the Utah Compact supporting a humane approach to immigration reform has been supported by the Mormon Church.

EFE: Bishops Urge Catholics to Promote Humane Immigration Reform

EFE: Bishops Urge Catholics to Promote Humane Immigration Reform Denver –  Catholics should be politically active at both the local and national level to promote a humane reform of immigration law is the message coming out of a conference in Salt Lake City sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: Former Bush Official Warns Against ‘Ugly’ Immigration Rhetoric

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: Former Bush Official Warns Against ‘Ugly’ Immigration Rhetoric A former official in President George W. Bush’s administration said the immigration debate has been co-opted by zero-population control groups touting a brand of nationalism that’s damaging the Republican Party with Latinos.

DESERET NEWS: Immigrant Children's Access to Education, Public Assistance may be Targets of State Proposals in 2012

DESERET NEWS: Immigrant Children's Access to Education, Public Assistance may be Targets of State Proposals in 2012 Absent comprehensive federal immigration reform in 2012, advocates for illegal immigrants are bracing for another wave of state legislative proposals in 2012 intended to restrict children's access to education systems and public assistance programs.

DESERET NEWS: Catholic Bishops, Advocates to Meet in Salt Lake to Discuss Immigration Reform

DESERET NEWS: Catholic Bishops, Advocates to Meet in Salt Lake to Discuss Immigration Reform
Fixing the nation's broken immigration system is a federal responsibility, says Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City.

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