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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information and Resources

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum allowing individuals who came to the U.S. as children and meet certain guidelines to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). A person who is granted DACA receives permission to live and work in the U.S. for two years (may be renewed). If someone is approved for DACA, s/he may apply for a social security number and in most states, a driver’s license. Click the button below for more information about DACA and to view CLINIC’s resources for legal service providers and DACA applicants.
 

Case Management Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to facilitate the process of designing and/or improving the case management system in your immigration program.  In a legal immigration context, case management system consists of: policies and procedures; forms; a database; and files used by legal representatives in a standardized manner for the purposes of delivering professional services and avoiding errors that can result in malpractice and liability.

Government Officials Address CLINIC’s 15th Annual Convening Plenary

  CLINIC’s 15th annual Convening took place in Salt Lake City, Utah last week.  Each year, the Convening presents an opportunity for dialogue between federal agencies, direct service providers, and advocates on immigration issues affecting communities across the nation.  This year, we were honored to have two distinguished government speakers: León Rodríguez, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Juan P. Osuna, Director of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR).

Advocating for Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker Program

    Religious Organization Support for the Special Immigrant Non- Minister Religious Worker Visa Program May 14, 2015       Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC  20510   Honorable Harry Reid Senate Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510   Dear Senators:  

E-Learning Course - Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes

This four-week e-learning course will provide an overview of how to determine whether your client’s criminal record will have immigration consequences, including exposure to removal or ineligibility for a particular benefit under immigration law.

Staff Highlight: Minyoung Ohm

Minyoung Ohm is a staff attorney with the Religious Immigration Services Section of CLINIC.  Prior to joining CLINIC, she was an associate attorney at Carliner & Remes in Washington D.C. and practiced immigration law in a variety of areas, including asylum, family-based visa petitions, and business immigration matters.  She graduated from the American University’s Washington College of Law in 2003.

E-learning Course: Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law

This intensive six-week e-learning course provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of core immigration law concepts as well as the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. This course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to be an effective immigration practitioner, and establish the training background to support an application for BIA accreditation.

Pentecost: Celebrating the Missionary Call

The Holy Spirit inspired the apostles to go forth and preach the joy of the Gospel. At Pentecost, we recognize this special time to celebrate the missionary call. We are inspired by all who, like you, have heard this call and pursued their vocations, no matter the obstacles on their journey. Obstacles of immigration status are all too familiar to foreign born religious workers like Sr. Maria. Having crossed the border into the United States at fourteen years old, Maria didn’t have the papers necessary to pursue her calling to religious life.

Project Hope - Proyecto Esperanza

Project Hope, based in Archbold, Ohio, provides professional legal services and educates immigrants about their rights and responsibilities of living in the United States. The organization's mission is to support immigrant integration and, as its name implies, give hope to immigrant families working and living in northwest Ohio (and beyond).  

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

May 11, 2015   Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy 20 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20529-2140   Submitted via email to: USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov   RE: Revisions to Form I-485, OMB Control # 1615-0023, Docket ID USCIS-2009-0020   Dear Ms. Dawkins,

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