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New Members (January 2014)

CLINIC has accepted a new member agency, Catholic Charities Diocese of Evansville.  Catholic Charities Diocese of Evansville, Evansville, INSharon Burns, Ph.D. is the Executive Director and Ceselie Cordovilla is a prospective candidate for BIA partial accreditation. CLINIC has accepted the following  new subscribers:

Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (January 31, 2014)

By Tatyana Delgado, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum allowing individuals who entered the U.S. as children and meet certain guidelines to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting DACA applications in August 2012 and issuing DACA approvals in September 2012.  This article provides updates on a variety of issues related to DACA eligibility and adjudications. 

EOIR Announces Implementation Guidance for Its Program to Protect Incompetent Respondents

By Bradley Jenkins* On December 31, 2013, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) released guidance to the nation’s immigration judges entitled “Phase I of Plan to Provide Enhanced Procedural Protection to Unrepresented Detained Respondents with Mental Disorders.”  This guidance is the latest chapter in EOIR’s ongoing effort to reform how the agency handles the cases of persons with mental disorders who are placed into removal proceedings.

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