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This webinar provides an overview of the DACA renewal process and highlights other updates to DACA guidance.  We share practice tips and respond to common questions about the renewal process and the new Form I-821D. 

By Jen Riddle

CLINIC is happy to announce an important new resource for affiliates concerned about the ways in which state and local governments may be participating in the enforcement of federal immigration laws. There are a number of programs through which Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other federal agencies recruit state and local law enforcement officials to help conduct immigration enforcement.

If your program is a CLINIC  affiliate,  you  have access to free technical assistance  through our toll-free hotline 888-399-2546 to consult with expert immigration attorneys who train and mentor affiliates. Contact our  CLINIC attorneys who are available five days a week at the hotline and online to answer all your immigration-related questions.    

By Tatyana Delgado

The BIA recently issued two asylum-related decisions focused on access to merits hearings and evidentiary burdens within the context of asylum terminations based on fraud. 

Merits Hearings in Immigration Court

On June 12, 2014, the BIA issued Matter of E-F-H-L, 26 I&N Dec. 319 (BIA 2014).  The BIA held that, in removal proceedings, asylum or withholding or deferral of removal applicants are entitled to merits hearings without first having to show prima facie eligibility for these forms of relief.