On the day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas, the case challenging President Obama’s efforts to expand DACA and create DAPA, posted an op-ed on the case by Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a former member of CLINIC’s board of directors.

Archbishop Wester draws on the story of a family that has benefitted from DACA and could benefit further from DAPA, to point out that the case is about people whose family lives can be improved by removing the fear of deportation and other obstacles.

Miguel Naranjo, director of CLINIC’s Religious Immigration Service, has written a short analysis of the implications of the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, released on April 12. 

International religious workers in the U.S. and abroad who are in the process of applying for permanent residence may experience significant case processing delays in the next several months, according to the State Department’s Visa Bulletin for May 2016.

CLINIC’s Training and Legal Support staff has written a short analysis of the potential implications for your clients of the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, released on April 12.

The State Department’s May Visa Bulletin gives a “final action date” of Jan. 1, 2010, in the EB-4 category for applicants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.


New and Proposed Rules and Policy Guidance

USCIS Guidance on AOS and 245(a) 

New USCIS field offices coming soon in the southeast region

After more than 15 years of lobbying by CLINIC and its affiliates, USCIS has announced plans to open additional field offices in the Southeast. Currently, there are only a couple of USCIS offices in the Southeast: Memphis, Tennessee; Atlanta and Jacksonville, Florida.