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The USCIS Asylum Office has recently revised its Lesson Plan regarding “credible fear” of persecution determinations.  This is the standard that those fleeing persecution and seeking safe haven in this country must first meet if they are arrested and subject to expedited removal.

By Allison Posner


On May 8, 2014, the Nebraska Service center held a teleconference on school/student issues.  The following are the minutes from that discussion in Q and A format.


CLINIC congratulates program staff and member agencies on receiving BIA accreditation and agency recognition.  Telamon Corporation of Raleigh, NC, received BIA agency recognition and partial accreditation for Frank Sanchez on May 2, 2014.


CLINIC welcomes the following new member agencies:

Catholic Multicultural Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  

Our affiliate highlight this month is Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha’s Jessica Bernal. Recommended by Program Director Jossy Rogers, Jessica brings dedication, knowledge, experience, and passion to her role as a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Fully Accredited Representative .

This webinar is for current and aspiring immigrant advocates on a grassroots level. This webinar provides an overview of the role each level of government plays in regulating the lives and livelihoods of immigrants.