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Screener Recognition

 The BIA Pro Bono Project could not function without its committed team of screening attorneys.  Screeners are experts in immigration law who volunteer their time with the Project to review cases at the BIA once per week.  They create the redacted summaries of the cases that are circulated to Project participants each week.  We thank them for their time and dedication.

Past Recipients of CLINIC's Pro Bono Award

  Paul Hastings, LLP University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP King & Spalding, LLP Thomas Tousley, Esq. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP Eric Singer, Esq. Perkins Coie, LLP Texas Southern University’s Clinical - Legal Studies Program

2014 CLINIC Pro Bono Award Recipient

2014 CLINIC Pro Bono Award CLINIC is proud to recognize the hard work and dedication of those who support the BIA Pro Bono Project.  In particular, we recognize the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan as the recipient of CLINIC’s 2014 Pro Bono Award.

CLINIC Applauds Immigration Action for DREAMers

Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2012)  The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) welcomes the announcement by President Barack Obama and the Department of Homeland Security that deferred action will be granted to certain eligible undocumented immigrant youth.  Many of these immigrants who entered by age 16 would qualify for relief under the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. The new policy will afford work authorization and protection from removal to an estimated 800,000 to 1,000,000 young people ages 15-30.  Often referred to as DREAMers, these individuals came to this country as young children and now seek a better future in this, the only home many of them have ever known.  Those who qualify, including individuals currently in removal proceedings, will be granted protection against removal as well as work authorization for a renewable period of two years.  This new policy does not confer permanent legal immigration status on the individual.

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