CLINIC congratulates the following program staff who received credentials as Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives:
Sister Doretta D’Albero, ACSJ of member Apostle Immigrant Services in New Haven, CT received approval of her partial BIA accreditation renewal on 2/11/2015.
CLINIC congratulates Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, Migration and Refugee Services on its selection as the AILA Pro Bono Hero for its region.
By Jen Riddle
This month, USCIS published revised versions of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, and the accompanying instructions. Beginning on April 13, 2015, all applicants and representatives must submit the new version of the G-28 form (edition date: 3/5/2015).
By Martin Gauto
On March 4, 2015, the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL) and Public Counsel (both based in Los Angeles) reached an important agreement with the DHS that allows certain applicants for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and SIJS-based adjustment of status to request that the USCIS reopen their cases. Perez-Olano v. Holder, Case No. CV 05-3604 (C.D. Cal. 2005). SIJS is an immigration benefit that allows children who have been the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect to become lawful permanent residents.
By Jen Riddle
You shall have but one rule, for alien and native-born alike. I, the LORD, am your God.
Background on Family Detention
The US immigrant detention system grew more than five-fold between 1994 and 2013.
In 1994 the daily detained population on a given day was 6,785 people. By 2013, that number grew to 34,260 – a figure mandated by Congress.