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    Jul 7, 2016: CLINIC Fellows aim to educate while celebrating World Refugee Day
    Jul 7, 2016: Nathalie Dietrich and Silvia Arias Barber, both CLINIC Fellows in the Southeast, work with immigrants on a daily basis. Though they are always looking for ways to better serve this population, this past World Refugee Day offered a unique opportunity to also educate those unfamiliar with the experiences of immigrants in America.
  • Jun 28, 2016: CLINIC Fellows Profile: Nathalie Dietrich, from immigrant to BIA-accredited representative
    Jun 28, 2016: Nathalie Dietrich knows immigration from multiple angles. Although she “never could have imagined that she would be living in the United States” one day, that journey has brought her to advocate for immigrants, first as a volunteer, then as a legal assistant and now as a BIA-accredited representative.
  • Jun 24, 2016: USCIS proposed fee increases would be hard to absorb for lower-income families
    Jun 24, 2016: U.S. immigration law is complex and it can take many years for a family to be reunited in the United States through the current immigration system. It is also expensive! It costs thousands of dollars per person in fees to the U.S. government agencies responsible for processing applications, conducting background checks, interviewing applicants and issuing official documents for identification and work authorization. 
  • Jun 20, 2016: A ceremony on World Refugee Day: Naturalization of new citizens is a fitting observance
    Jun 20, 2016: Today, on World Refugee Day, I had the honor of attending a naturalization ceremony at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Thirty-six men and women who left their homes and sought protection in the United States took the oath of allegiance and waved American flags as they were proclaimed citizens of the United States of America.
  • Jun 8, 2016: GUEST BLOG: “More than a grade: How our Salvadoran asylum client taught us what it takes to be an...
    Jun 8, 2016: “Ok, I’d be willing to stipulate to humanitarian asylum.” We were approximately 30 minutes into the recess the Immigration Judge took, during which we were supposed to negotiate a favorable solution for our client, when DHS said the words we had been waiting to hear since we first met our client in October.
  • May 11, 2016: U.S. v. Texas: Perspectives from the Supreme Court
    May 11, 2016: Weeks of planning went into our logistics to hear oral arguments in the biggest immigration case to come before the Supreme Court since I’d become an attorney. But when I finally approached the court grounds that Sunday afternoon before the April 18 argument, it was all a bit disorienting. After all I was preparing to camp out on the grounds of the august Supreme Court building.
  • May 1, 2016: CLINIC Fellows Profile: From user of legal services to provider, Miriam knows the paths
    May 1, 2016: An immigrant herself, Miriam Martinez understands the challenges her clients face. She was separated from her parents when she was young, had a painful journey to the U.S. as a child and has lived as an undocumented immigrant in the United States.
  • Apr 7, 2016: Empowering Latinos in Iowa
    Apr 7, 2016: Students in Des Moines, Iowa who have received immigration status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, are testing their cinematography skills each year in a contest sponsored by American Friends Service Committee.

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