On April 5, the Republican leadership of Alabama’s House of Representatives introduced a new bill HB 658 to tweak Alabama’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law (HB 56) in ways that they believe with strengthen it. The new bill proposes a whole host of changes that the House Speaker Mike Hubbard says are designed to make the law easier to enforce and more likely to withstand constitutional challenge.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a Farmer’s Branch, Texas municipal housing ordinance was actually an attempt by the city to regulate immigration and therefore is unconstitutional. The ordinance required all tenants in the city to obtain licenses demonstrating their citizenship or immigration status.
Do you have conditional resident children clients who do not have conditional resident parents? You may, if you have a stepchild of a U.S. citizen who immigrated without the parent who married the citizen. Most frequently this will happen when there is a non-waivable inadmissibility ground that affects the ability of the alien spouse to immigrate, but not his or her child.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) announced in February that it is reviewing and considering amending the regulations governing the process of recognizing immigration services organizations and accrediting their staff. CLINIC submitted its initial comments on March 6, participated in person at public meetings hosted by the agency, and shared these final comments on March 30.
By Allison Posner
CLINIC has accepted a new member agency, St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington, Nebraska. The parish is in the Diocese of Grand Island and is seeking to start an immigration legal program through BIA recognition and accreditation.
CLINIC congratulates the following program staff on receiving Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) credentials as accredited representatives:
Rochelle Nicks and Emily Rose, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, received partial accreditation on March 6, 2012.
By Debbie Smith
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CLINIC LAUNCHING CATHOLIC MEDIA INITIATIVE FOR CITIZENSHIP IN LOS ANGELES ON APRIL 28
"La Ciudadanía: Cambia Tu Vida"-Multi-media Initiative Unites Catholic-, Community-, and Media Organizations to Inspire 1.2 Million Eligible Angelenos to Naturalize
Los Angeles, CA -- April 26, 2012 - [En Español] -The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is launching a first-of-its-kind series of public service announcements to encourage the 1.2 million eligible Hispanics in the Los Angeles metro area to thoughtfully consider: what does citizenship mean to you?
The extensive package of television, radio, and print PSAs, along with a dedicated naturalization help-line (855-6-CAMBIA) and an interactive website (www.cambiatuvida.us) will launch on Saturday, April 28 at 9:00am at a naturalization workshop at Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa in Los Angeles.