A new paralegal joined the Religious Immigration Services team on Feb. 20, and she brings with her a breadth of experience and a global perspective. Etsegenet Kedir has studied and worked in Africa, Europe and North America. At CLINIC, she looks forward to continuing the type of work that upholds the rights and dignity of immigrants while supporting religious workers as they fulfill their faith’s mission.
There are many aspects to consider before a permanent resident travels outside of the U.S., especially if they are leaving the country for a long period of time. This article offers helpful tips for the traveling permanent resident.
Bishop Kevin Vann, along with his brother bishops, calls on the federal government to sign legislation to sufficiently fund border-related humanitarian assistance.
The Board of Immigration Appeals issued a decision limiting the scope of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Pereira v. Sessions, 138 S. Ct. 2105 (2018). In the decision, the BIA concluded that even though, pursuant to Pereira, a notice to appear lacking hearing time and place information does not trigger the “stop-time” rule for cancellation of removal, service of a hearing notice “perfects” the deficient notice to appear and stops time.
Two CLINIC attorneys for Religious Immigration Services share tips for developing a fruitful and meaningful peer mentorship. They reflect on the interactions and professional relationship two colleagues can foster to advance their growth as legal practitioners in the field of immigration law.
The Board of Immigration Appeals issued a decision, Matter of Andrade Jaso & Carbajal Ayala, 27 I&N Dec. 557 (BIA 2019), which will prevent some noncitizens in removal proceedings from pursuing lawful permanent residence through non-LPR cancellation of removal. The decision finds that filing for asylum in a manner that is an “abuse” of the asylum system for the purpose of being placed in removal proceedings is sufficient reason for the immigration judge to grant the Department of Homeland Security’s motion to terminate proceedings.
After launching the Mexican Screening Project, CLINIC affiliates complete over 8,000 free legal screenings while providing Know Your Rights information.
Immigrant integration is most successful when communities work together to give everyone a shared sense of purpose and ownership. A summer swim team in Austin is a perfect example of a community integration effort.
Fr. Jon Pedigo and Grupo de Solidaridad use their community organizing skills to create a community of inclusivity.