An immigrant herself, Miriam Martinez understands the challenges her clients face. She was separated from her parents when she was young, had a painful journey to the U.S. as a child and has lived as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. Yet Miriam has shown great resilience, persisting toward her own goals and helping others.
CLINIC Comments on I-821D
CLINIC submitted the following comments on the I-821D to USCIS on April 26th, 2016. The comments reflect policy and substantive suggestions to streamline the DACA application process.
Model Comments on I-821D
With the release of the May 2016 Visa Bulletin, we are seeing dramatic changes in when certain children with Special Immigrant Juvenile Status will be able to apply for adjustment of status and become lawful permanent residents. This practice advisory provides background on how the visa bulletin works in SIJS cases and offers recommendations on how to proceed to best represent your SJIS clients facing adjustment delays.
CLINIC’s Patricia Zapor offers context for current hostility toward immigrants in this article in Deseret News.