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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Protecting Rights, Respecting Dignity

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. At CLINIC, we are ever mindful of the need to advocate for the protection of the most vulnerable immigrants. Those who are detained face significant barriers to asserting their legal claims to remain in the United States. People living with mental disabilities are doubly vulnerable and face an impossible task when the government seeks to expel them from the country. Indeed, disabled immigrants often merit humanitarian protection precisely because of their heightened vulnerability, but may be unable to articulate their need for protection to the authorities.

Summary Course Outline and Schedule for Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

Access to E-Learning Orientation Webinar and Course Website: March 5    Topic for Week 1: March 5 –March 12: Family-Based Immigration:  How it Works, Who’s Covered, Nuts and Bolts of Petition Process

Summary Course Outline and Schedule for Select Issues in Family-Based Immigration

Week 1, February 18 -25: All About Kids Topics Covered:  Satisfying the definition of “child” in the INA, including stepchildren, adopted children and children born out of wedlock; derivative beneficiaries; retention of priority dates; Child Status Protection Act; Child Citizenship Act Webinar: Tuesday, February 25, 2:00-3:30 eastern   Week 2, February 26 –March 4: All About Spouses  

Affiliate, Denia C. Perez: Making the Dream a Reality

There’s no question that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has touched the lives of thousands of young people and, in turn, continues to inspire activism for immigration reform, transcending communities to inform federal action. At CLINIC, we are moved by the journeys of so many DREAMers. One such inspirational young woman is Denia Perez, the nation’s first Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited DREAMer.

Eighteen States Offer Prenatal Care to Undocumented Immigrant Women (Nov. 2013)

Under the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, undocumented pregnant women are ineligible for federally-funded prenatal care.[1]  The Act also denies them access to care funded by state and local governments, unless the state passes a law affirmatively extending eligibility to unauthorized immigrants.[2]  In 2002, the U.S.

Webinar: State and Local Immigration Laws: Recap of 2013 and Outlook for 2014

Click here to download the PowerPoint Slides This webinar reviews some of the anti-immigrant and pro-immigrant laws passed by states in 2013 on topics including state-issued identification and driver's licenses, refugee resettlement, immigration enforcement, and access to higher education. Panelists also provide proactive and defensive advocacy strategies. Finally, they address the state-level immigration policy outlook for 2014. Held on: 11/22/13 Presenters:

Network Profile (November 2013)

CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities.  We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing                                                                                                          How many years have you spent working in immigration?