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  Introduction to Immigration Law Practice:  A Course for New Practitioners

October 18- 19, 2011

Louisville, KY 40202



Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

October 19 - 20, 2011

Phoenix, AZ 85013

By Charles Wheeler

The most ambiguous and hotly contested provision in the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) concerns the status of derivative beneficiaries after they age out.  The relevant provision, codified in INA § 203(h)(3), reads as follows:

CLINIC has accepted and welcomes a new member agency, Catholic Worker of Akron, located at St. Bernard-St. Mary Parish, Akron, Ohio. Ada L. Gelpi is the director of the Catholic Worker of Akron Immigration Program that is also staffed by Luz A. Cardenas.  The program is located at 1096 S. Main Street, Akron, OH.

Congratulations to the following programs and staff:

Sr. Janet Yurkanin, Program Director at Migration and Refugee Services in the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey, renewed her full BIA accreditation status on August 16.

Jennifer Zurek of Catholic Charities of Allentown, Allentown, PA, received BIA partial accreditation on July 13, 2011.

St. Brendan Parish, Shallotte, NC, branch office of Catholic Charities of Raleigh, NC was granted BIA recognition on September 2, 2011.

The Nebraska Service Center held a teleconference on September 15, 2011 that was hosted by Sean Allen.  The following are unofficial minutes from that meeting.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Justice for Immigrants (JFI) Campaign will be holding its “Pray for the DREAM” events from September 18th through October 9th.  Dioceses, parishes and other faith groups will be planning events and/or incorporating petitions, homilies, and prayers into the Sunday Masses in support of DREAM Act eligible students and youth.