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CLINIC Launches Self-Directed eLearning Courses

CLINIC is enhancing its legal immigration training courses with an innovative new learning tool: a self-directed online training course.  This first self-directed e-learning course called "Volunteers Helping Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens: The Naturalization Group Application Workshop," trains volunteers on the most effective ways they can help immigrants apply for U.S. citizenship.  For more information, use this link to the course -

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.