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Rapid E-Learning

CLINIC now offers three rapid e-learning courses, which are described below.  Each course contains a combination of visual content and narration, interactive components  that facilitate the learning process, and periodic assessments to reinforce and measure learning.  Course participants may complete the course on their own schedules.   

DOJ Re-Designates Somalia for TPS

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has re-designated Somalia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and has extended the existing TPS designation for Somalia from Sept.

Customer Service Tips from the Nebraska Service Center

The Nebraska Service Center (NSC) has asked CLINIC to share the following tips and reminders.  On average, NSC fields 20,500 inquiries every month. To aid them in providing a timely and responsive answer, please keep these tips in mind when contacting their customer service units:

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Arizona v. U.S.

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Arizona v. U.S., which involves Arizona’s restrictive immigration enforcement law, “SB 1070.”  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed a “friend of the court” brief supporting the federal government in its challenge to SB 1070.

Salt Lake City State Immigration Conference Video Recordings Now Available

The video recordings of the panel discussions at January’s State Immigration Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah are now on CLINIC’s website.

USCIS Issues Policy on Correcting Agency Administrative Errors

On April 4, USCIS issued a new policy regarding the correction of administrative errors made by the agency.  This process enables customers to request an expedited review of their case and correction of the decision where data entry and/or an administrative error resulted in a denial or rejection of their petition or application.

USCIS Public Education Materials on Pre-Adjudication of Waivers

To address public confusion and misperception with regard to its proposed pre-adjudication of unlawful presence waivers, the USCIS has developed a series of community education materials.  A detailed Web page addressing the proposed rule can be found at:

New CLINIC Member

CLINIC welcomes a new member agency, Acculturation for Justice Access and Peace Outreach (AJAPO), a ministry of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Yinka Aganga-Williams, Director, is a BIA accredited representative and Sandra Sagbohan is their Immigration Case Worker.  P. William Bercik, Esq. is a Board Member/Pro Bono Legal Service Provider for AJAPO.