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Lawsuit forthcoming to challenge changes to fee waiver process that will prevent legal immigrants from becoming citizens

Oct 25, 2019

Changes to a fee waiver process announced Oct. 25 by the Department of Homeland Security will create significant barriers to citizenship for tens of thousands of non-wealthy applicants each year. CLINIC and a group of organizations that provide legal assistance, social services and other support to immigrants intend to file suit in California on behalf of people and communities who will be harmed by the changes.

15 CLINIC affiliates receive USCIS funding for citizenship services

Oct 9, 2019

Fifteen agencies in the CLINIC network were among the 41 organizations in 24 states that received a funding award through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fiscal Year 2019 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, announced Sept. 26. The two-year grants of up to $250,000 each will support citizenship classes, naturalization application assistance and services aimed at helping immigrants integrate.

CLINIC joined more than 100 organizations in urging the Department of Homeland Security to grant TPS for Bahamians who fled Hurricane Dorian

Sep 27, 2019

More than 100 international, national, state, and local organizations sent a urged Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Director Kevin McAleenan grant Bahamian nationals Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to Hurricane Dorian’s massive destruction and displacement of Bahamian nationals. Click here for a media backgrounder on TPS for the Bahamas.

Press coverage is invited for a full day of expert panels and keynote speaker, Kevin McAleenan, at the Immigration Law and Policy Conference Oct. 7

Sep 23, 2019

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Press coverage is invited for a full day of expert panels and a keynote speaker — Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan — at the annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, Monday, Oct. 7. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington  D.C. (near Union Station — not the main campus in Georgetown).

New Report: Congress and States Must Expand Job Licensing to Dreamers and Immigrants

Sep 19, 2019

Today, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration; Niskanen Center;; United We Dream; Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.; and TheDream.US released a groundbreaking report that urges Congress and state legislatures to expand access to professional, business, and commercial licenses (also known as “occupational licenses”) to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipients, Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, holders, and all other immigrants with the ability to lawfully work.