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CLINIC Submits Comments on Proposed Changes to USCIS Form N-336

CLINIC submitted a comment in response to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ proposed changes to Form N-336, Request for a Hearing  on a Decision for Naturalization. CLINIC’s comment focuses on the disparate impact the proposed changes may have on applicants with disabilities and requests that USCIS restore the sections of the form and instructions assisting applicants to understand how to apply for accommodations per USCIS policy and the Rehabilitation Act.

Over 650 faith based organizations and leaders decry DHS’ harmful Remain in Mexico policy, request immediate termination

Despite public outcry and legal challenges, DHS has persisted in the expansion and implementation of its immoral, life-threatening practice of forcing certain asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their case is processed. CLINIC renewed its February 2019 interfaith letter opposing this policy in response to requests by faith leaders and organizations and over 650 faith-based organizations and leaders signed on requesting the termination of the Remain in Mexico policy.

215+ National, State, and Local Organizations Urge Administration to Designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status

More than 215 national, state, and local organizations in the areas of immigration, civil rights, human rights, labor, faith, and education called on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to immediately designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

CLINIC and partners in Dilley Pro Bono Project Send Letter Urging Homeland Security to End the Migrant Protection Protocols

Feb 6, 2019

CLINIC, with its partners, the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted a letter Feb. 6, 2019 to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging her to rescind the Remain in Mexico policy immediately.

CLINIC Submits Comment Opposing USCIS’ Change to the Naturalization Disability Waiver

CLINIC submitted a comment in response to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' policy guidance changing filing procedures and adjudications for the N-648 Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. CLINIC requested that the revised policy guidance be withdrawn, as it would create undue burdens for disabled applicants, and would introduce suspicion of fraud based on factors that could easily be present in legitimate applications.