Travel Abroad for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Recipients
Jeanne M. Atkinson is the Executive Director of CLINIC. From November 16-23, she participated in a delegation led by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to southern Mexico and Central America to explore the issue of unaccompanied migrant children.
The Obama Administration has removed a record number of individuals - 1.5 million during the first term alone. Many deported immigrants come to the attention of ICE through its various partnerships with local law enforcement agencies, including Secure Communities, the Criminal Alien Program, and 287(g). Through these programs, ICE targets individuals who have come into contact with local and state law enforcement.
Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. At CLINIC, we are ever mindful of the need to advocate for the protection of the most vulnerable immigrants. Those who are detained face significant barriers to asserting their legal claims to remain in the United States. People living with mental disabilities are doubly vulnerable and face an impossible task when the government seeks to expel them from the country. Indeed, disabled immigrants often merit humanitarian protection precisely because of their heightened vulnerability, but may be unable to articulate their need for protection to the authorities.
This six-week e-learning course will provide an overview of how to determine whether your client’s criminal record will have immigration consequences, including exposure to removal or ineligibility for a particular benefit under immigration law.
Waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility are an essential part of immigration practice. This four-week course will present information on both the theory and practice of developing and submitting successful waiver applications.
U.S. Immigration law provides humanitarian relief to individuals seeking protection due to natural disasters, civil unrest, fear of persecution and other emergency situations. This four-week e-learning course will review the various forms of relief available and discuss the eligibility requirements and application procedures for each.