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Electing to Naturalize: The Importance of Planning Ahead

On Election Day, it can seem like a burden to wake up early and stand in line at your local polling place, but the ability to vote is a prized benefit of citizenship and an important step in the journey to full integration in the United States. The benefits of citizenship are numerous and the CLINIC network has long advocated naturalization for all eligible permanent residents.

Talking Points: Why Cities Should Issue Municipal ID Cards to All Residents (Apr 2014)

Offering municipal ID cards to all city residents is fundamentally fair.

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (Apr 2013)

Philadelphia, Baltimore, and the Majority of Counties in Oregon Limit Local Police Involvement in Enforcing Immigration Laws

Remembering Mothers, Honoring Peace

Mother’s Day was established in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson for the purpose of remembering mothers and honoring peace. Peace begins at home and while this is true for most people, it is not true for everyone. 

2013 CLINIC Affiliate Survey- Understanding the Survey Results and Generating Reports

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Cost: Free  Register Here

Webinar: CSPA From A to Z

The Supreme Court will soon decide a key aspect of the Child Status Protection Act: whether aged-out derivative children will be able to retain the priority date when a new petition is filed in their behalf. Please join us on a webinar explaining the Court's decision and its impact on family-based immigration.

Promoting Citizenship at the Public Library

CLINIC is working hard to bring new players into the immigration and naturalization service mix to supplement the substantial but inadequate resources that exist now.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey: Building Capacity that Goes Above and Beyond

CLINIC is proud to be a part of an eleven-agency collaboration that is building capacity while preparing for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) in California.  This 11-agency group is called Ready California (RC).  We are particularly inspired by the steps taken on behalf of participating organizations to take strong immigration programs and make them ready.  Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey (CCDM) is one such program that has gone above and beyond to enhance the region’s ability to serve a larger number of clients with greater efficiency.

N-400 Filing Tips and other Information from Meeting at USCIS Headquarters

Dear affiliates,   USCIS recently revised its form N-400, Application for Naturalization.  The agency will now only accept the newest version of Form N-400, dated 09/13/13.

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