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Q. My client has a priority date of July 21, 1997 in the F-4 category. He entered EWI in February 1987 and departed in January 1998. He returned to the United States EWI again in February 1998. What's your advice? Will he be able to apply for adjustment of status?


News from the Catholic Network

Staff Accreditations

CLINIC congratulates the following program staff on receiving partial and full BIA accreditation as noted:

Patricia Maria Soto, Immigration Counselor, for subscriber Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago, IL received initial partial accreditation on September 29, 2015.

Melanie Torres, Immigration Counselor, for subscriber Project Citizenship in Boston, MA received initial partial accreditation on September 18, 2015.

On October 9, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 900 into law, and in the process expanded eligibility for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status findings to many immigrant youth in the state.

On October 19, 2015, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a removal order, holding that 18 U.S.C. § 16(b), part of the definition of the phrase “crime of violence,” was unconstitutionally void for vagueness.

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Immigration Council, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), partners in the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, are calling on the government to fully comply with U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee’s ruling concerning the inhumane incarceration of mothers and children fleeing violence and persecution.

The USCIS circulated draft guidance on October 7th interpreting the term “extreme hardship” and explaining how it should be applied to waiver applications.