As you may be aware, part of the immigration process of sponsoring international religious workers to the U.S. involves a site visit from USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). This is required per the immigration regulations and is used to verify the elements of the petition filed by the sponsor (including sponsor and beneficiary information, work location, etc.). These site visits may occur with advance notice or without any notice at all.
By Angelia Amaya
RIS Legal Assistant
In 1990, I was born in Mexico into a staunchly Roman Catholic family. When I was twelve years old, my immediate family illegally migrated to California. We have lived there ever since.
This summer, several attorneys in the Religious Immigration Section of CLINIC had the opportunity to travel and meet with their clients. The funding for this special endeavor was provided by a grant from the Open Society Foundation. These trips provided the attorneys with the chance to meet with clients, provide information regarding religious worker immigration and the need for immigration reform, and also help to foster understanding of CLINIC’s mission.
Attorney Kate Kuznetsova
By Minyoung Ohm
RIS Staff Attorney
This content rich, two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include planning for “on the horizon” issues such as possible administrative relief reforms by The White House along with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, expanded for more advanced learning opportunities.