Sign up for enews

Learn More

Login Logout Search


Ohio Court of Appeals Blocks State Agency’s Vehicle Registration Policy

In 2009, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) instituted a policy of cancelling people’s vehicle registrations if they could not show a social security number, an Ohio driver’s license, or an Ohio identification number.  Nearly 47,000 people had previously been issued registrations by BMV without providing this information, but in October 2009, the BMV sent every one of them a letter stating that they would lose their registrations if they did not now come forth with one of these forms of ID.  The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) filed suit in state court to try to block

U.S. Department of Justice sues Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

On May 10, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued both the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, in the federal District Court for the District of Arizona.  Coming on the heels of DOJ’s scathing report of MCSO’s discriminatory policing of Latinos and other civil rights violations, this civil suit alleges that MCSO and Sheriff Arpaio engaged in three categories of unlawful conduct:

ICE responds to the recommendations of the Task Force on Secure Communities

On Friday, April 27, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responded to the recommendations made by the U.S.

Alabama Misses an Opportunity to Truly Reform its Enforcement Law and Adds New Civil Rights Intrusions

In May, Alabama enacted a new state immigration law.  This law makes changes to Alabama’s “toughest-in-the-nation” state immigration enforcement regime (HB 56), which passed in 2011. 

Filing Tips from the USCIS Office of Intake and Document Production on I-601s and I-212s

Background.  The Office of Intake and Document Production (OIDP) manages USCIS Lockbox operations. The USCIS Lockbox network centralizes and streamlines application receipting and provides secure fee collection and strong financial controls. Beginning on June 4, 2012, overseas applicants filing Forms I-601 and I-212 began mailing them to USCIS’s Phoenix Lockbox facility. OIDP offers the following tips to help customers avoid common application rejection reasons when filing these forms at a Lockbox facility.

USCIS Stakeholder Engagement on Centralized Form I-601 Filing

On May 31, 2012, USCIS held a teleconference to discuss the transition to centralized lockbox filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, filed by applicants outside the United States.  This new process is separate and distinct from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that was announced on March 30, 2012, which outlines a proposed process for provisional unlawful presence waivers.  CLINIC’s notes from the teleconference are below.

New CLINIC Subscriber

CLINIC welcomes a new subscriber, Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas.  Douglas D. Interiano, Executive Director, advised that his agency is BIA recognized with two BIA partially accredited representatives. Mr. Interiano is partially accredited as is Maribel Muñoz, Civic and Naturalization Education Coordinator. Rocio Interiano, Program Assistant, is in the BIA accreditation process with an application pending.