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NSC Teleconference on Student Issues

By Allison Posner   On May 8, 2014, the Nebraska Service center held a teleconference on school/student issues.  The following are the minutes from that discussion in Q and A format.  

News From The Catholic Network (May 2014)

CLINIC congratulates program staff and member agencies on receiving BIA accreditation and agency recognition.  Telamon Corporation of Raleigh, NC, received BIA agency recognition and partial accreditation for Frank Sanchez on May 2, 2014.   CLINIC welcomes the following new member agencies: Catholic Multicultural Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  

Affiliate Highlight: Jessica Bernal

Our affiliate highlight this month is Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha’s Jessica Bernal. Recommended by Program Director Jossy Rogers, Jessica brings dedication, knowledge, experience, and passion to her role as a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Fully Accredited Representative .

Webinar: Immigration Advocacy: From Capitol Hill to Your Neighborhood

This webinar is for current and aspiring immigrant advocates on a grassroots level. This webinar provides an overview of the role each level of government plays in regulating the lives and livelihoods of immigrants.

Webinar: DACA and Advance Parole (May 2014)

This webinar is for legal service providers helping Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients apply for permission to travel abroad using advance parole.

The Immigration Journey of Br. Peduru Fonseka

My immigration story started in 2002 when I decided to come to United States from Sri Lanka to do my higher studies. Even applying for a Student visa was not easy. There was much paperwork and proofs of financial support and so many other documents I had to present to the embassy to get my F1 visa. I remember sitting there in the waiting room very nervous for the first time for the visa interview. Out of the thirty or so people who showed up that morning for visa interviews, there were only three of us who got their visas.

CLINIC Submits Second Round of Comments to DACA Application Form

Taking the opportunity to submit further comments to USCIS about the DACA application and renewal process, CLINIC commended the agency for the changes it did make, including extending the DACA renewal application window to 150 days, simplifying the education-related questions, and streamlining the application requirement for renewal applicants.  CLINIC also encouraged USCIS to make additional changes to the form and instructions to help both initial and renewal applicants better navigate the application process.  Among the chief concerns for CLINIC and its affiliates is ensuring that DACA r

Immigration Law & Family (El Paso)

Below are links to download the individual chapters of this manual.
Immigrant Detention

Resource Round-Up: Changes to State and Local Partnerships with ICE

Last week Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson indicated significant changes may be coming to the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) works with state and local law enforcement.  This is welcome news, as more and more states and localities have been changing their policies to limit their cooperation with ICE’s enforcement requests.

5th Annual National Network Capacity Building Event: Meeting Today’s Needs and Preparing for Future Immigration Reform

As the nation’s largest network of nonprofit immigration legal programs, CLINIC’s network currently consists of 250 affiliates with 340 office locations in 46 states and continues to grow.  Even as CLINIC’s network expands, however, there are still not enough immigration programs to meet the need for low-cost immigration legal services.

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