Upcoming Trainings. See the new 2014 Training Schedule at our website: https://cliniclegal.org/training/calendar
2014 National Migration Conference – Monday, July 7, 2014 through Thursday, July 10, 2014, Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel. Join us in 2014 when CLINIC and USCCB/MRS co-sponsor this grand event that joins members of these networks and others to share information and hear
By Charles Wheeler
By Kristina Karpinski
On November 14, 2013, USCIS issued a policy memorandum on adjudication of Form I-485, Application to Register or Adjust Status, filed by immediate relatives of U.S. citizens admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This long awaited guidance clarifies USCIS's position on adjudication of adjustment cases filed after the applicant's 90-day period of admission has expired and outlines when a case should be referred to ICE.
CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities. We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing monthly in Catholic Legal Immigration News.
Case Manager, BIA
American Friends Service Committee, Des Moines, IA
CLINIC welcomes a returning member agency, Crosier Community of Phoenix. As stated on its website, "The Crosier Fathers and Brothers are an 800-year-old international Catholic religious order dedicated to lives of prayer, community and service. The Crosiers have U.S. communities in Phoenix, Arizona and Onamia, Minnesota." Rev. David Donnay, osc, is the Community Superior. The organization is recognized and Brother Jim Lewandowski, osc, is returning as well as an immigration legal representative.
CLINIC congratulates the following program staff on receiving partial BIA accreditation:
Madelyn Hennessy and Robert Cronin of Catholic Charities of Worcester, MA were both approved for partial BIA accreditation in October 2013.
By Allison Posner
On November 6, 2013, USCIS held a stakeholder engagement on its new 2D barcode technology. The new technology is part of the agency’s Forms Improvement Initiative, intended to enhance the agency’s ability to conduct intake at the lockboxes quickly and accurately.
By Jen Riddle
At CLINIC, we believe that immigrants deserve access to quality, affordable legal services. We know that if we don’t get it right, the consequences can be high -- exploitation, family separation, deportation. We fight such affronts to human dignity by supporting a network of community agencies, educating them on the law and any changes that may come, and offering direct representation for certain populations.