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USCIS Issues Policy on Correcting Agency Administrative Errors

On April 4, USCIS issued a new policy regarding the correction of administrative errors made by the agency.  This process enables customers to request an expedited review of their case and correction of the decision where data entry and/or an administrative error resulted in a denial or rejection of their petition or application.

USCIS Public Education Materials on Pre-Adjudication of Waivers

To address public confusion and misperception with regard to its proposed pre-adjudication of unlawful presence waivers, the USCIS has developed a series of community education materials.  A detailed Web page addressing the proposed rule can be found at:

New CLINIC Member

CLINIC welcomes a new member agency, Acculturation for Justice Access and Peace Outreach (AJAPO), a ministry of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Yinka Aganga-Williams, Director, is a BIA accredited representative and Sandra Sagbohan is their Immigration Case Worker.  P. William Bercik, Esq. is a Board Member/Pro Bono Legal Service Provider for AJAPO.

Accreditation

CLINIC congratulates Barbara Bennett, Catholic Charities Health & Human Services, Migration & Refugee Services, Cleveland, Oho, who received her credentials as a partially-accredited BIA representative on February 8,2012.

Accreditation

CLINIC congratulates Barbara Bennett, Catholic Charities Health & Human Services, Migration & Refugee Services, Cleveland, Oho, who received her credentials as a partially-accredited BIA representative on February 8,2012.

Comments on Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives

On January 9, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its intention to change its current process for filing and adjudicating certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant petition.  On April 2, 2012, the agency issued proposed regulations to allow certain applicants to apply for and receive a provisional unlawful presence waiver prior to departing the U.S.

Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation, 2nd Edition (2012)

Citizenship for Elders is a unique handbook for teachers and administrators on creating and managing a citizenship program for the older learner. This handbook brings together the observations and insights of teachers from across the country on older learners from a wide range of cultures.

CLINIC Presents CLINIC Champion Award to SC Ministry Foundation

Austin, TX (May 23, 2012)  - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) today recognizes the SC Ministry Foundation with its CLINIC Champion award as part of its 2012 Annual Convening. “We are extremely grateful to the SC Ministry Foundation for its commitment to all immigrants and for its financial support of CLINIC and essential programs serving immigrants across the country,” said Maria M. Odom, CLINIC’s executive director.  “Over the past decade, the SC Ministry Foundation has meaningfully invested in communities and in community programs,

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