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The Case for Legalization: Lessons Learned from 1986 and Recommendations for the Future

By Donald Kerwin and Charles Wheeler   This article originally appeared in Issues in Immigration, Vol. 1 (Center for Migration Studies, 2004). It was reprinted by Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Feb. 1, 2007).

A Labor of Love: Donor Spotlight, Vincent Pitta

A true friend of CLINIC, Vincent Pitta supports immigrants and the Biblical call to “welcome the stranger” through selfless investments of time and resources in our mission.  Pitta, of New York City’s Pitta & Giblin, LLP,  has practiced traditional labor and management relations for over thirty years in both the private and public sectors and has served as a valued member of our Board of Directors since 2007.

Recent State & Local Immigration Developments (May 2014)

Back to State and Local Immigration Project Page   Florida Becomes 20th State to Offer In-State Tuition to Undocumented Students

The Legal Advocate's Perspective: Training Materials

THE LEGAL ADVOCATE’S PERSPECTIVE:  Board of Immigration Appeals Recognition and Accreditation & Immigration Legal Services for Battered Immigrants  

Technical Assistance and Trainings (May 2014)

Upcoming Trainings.  See the 2014 Training calendar at our website: under the Trainings tab.   2014 National Migration Conference – Monday, July 7, 2014 through Thursday, July 10, 2014, Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel.  Join us in 2014 when CLINIC and USCCB/MRS co-sponsor this grand event that joins members of these networks and others to share information and hear from experts regarding services to immigrants and refugees, as well as public advocacy.

USCIS Amends Credible Fear Lesson Plans

The USCIS Asylum Office has recently revised its Lesson Plan regarding “credible fear” of persecution determinations.  This is the standard that those fleeing persecution and seeking safe haven in this country must first meet if they are arrested and subject to expedited removal.