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Question Corner (November 2014)

Question: You just agreed to represent an F-2A beneficiary in her application for residency through consular processing.  You learn that she has a 20-year-old unmarried daughter who wants to immigrate as a derivative beneficiary. The priority date is current – in fact it's been current for almost two years.  The daughter will turn 21 in February.  Do you have any reason to worry about her aging-out, as long as she starts the consular processing in her case before her 21st birthday?    

Update from Ciudad Juarez

By Susan Schreiber CLINIC held its annual two-day family-based immigration law conference in El Paso, Texas on November 12-13, 2014.  In the afternoon of the second day, representatives from the consulate and USCIS spoke and answered participants’ questions.  On an optional third day, participants toured the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez.  The following is a summary of updated information from the conference and the tour.   The Consulate and How to Contact Officers

BIA Agency Recognition and Staff Accreditations (November 2014)

CLINIC congratulates the following agencies and staff: The Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center, Silverdale, Washington, received BIA agency recognition in mid-October and staff Anita Smith and Ray Garrido received partial accreditation. This group is almost entirely a volunteer effort serving immigrants on the peninsula across Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington.  Health Care Access, located in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, received BIA agency recognition and partial accreditation for staff Marjorie Arias on October 28, 2014.

CLINIC Welcomes a New Member (November 2014)

CLINIC Welcomes a New Membe CLINIC welcomes a new member agency, Sisters of Saint Benedict Immigration Outreach, in Ferdinand, Indiana.  This is a reconstituted immigration legal program previously known in our network as Guadalupe Center Immigration Services in Huntingburg and Washington, Indiana.  This is a different Catholic immigration program than the one recently established  by Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Evansville, the same diocese where Ferdinand, Indiana is located.