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Promoting Immigrant Integration During Tax Season

Immigrant integration is a joint effort between newcomers and the receiving society to create a new community that reflects the needs and wants of everyone.

CLINIC Hits the Airwaves to Celebrate Citizenship Day

Citizenship Day (September 17) is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of U.S. citizenship and to recognize the new Americans who once immigrated to the U.S. from all corners of the world.

New BIA Decision Expands LPR EligibilIty for 212(c) Waivers

By Susan Schreiber If you represent LPRs in removal proceedings, you will want to take a close look at the Board's recent  decision in Matter of Abdelghany, 26  I&N Dec. 254 (BIA 2014), which presents a new framework for analyzing LPR eligibility for INA § 212 (c) waivers.  It will likely result in more LPRs qualifying for this relief.

TPS for Haitians Extended

The Department of Homeland Security has extended its designation of Haiti for TPS for 18 months.  The extension will begin on July 23, 2014 and last through January 22, 2016.  The 60-day re-registration period for those who currently have TPS began on March 3, 2014 and will end on May 2, 2014.  Those who are eligible and timely re-register will be granted an EAD with an expiration date of January 22, 2016.  In addition, the agency will automatically extend the validity of current EADs for six months, through January 22, 2015, for those who timely re-register.

Board of Immigration Appeals Agency Recognition and Staff Accreditation (March 2014)

CLINIC congratulates the following agency and staff: Kyaw  Kyaw and Sue Phommaniraj-Lee, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County (Syracuse), NY, received partial BIA accreditation on 2/7/14. Colonias Development Council, Las Cruces, NM,  a CLINIC subscriber,  received agency recognition on 2/27/14 and partial accreditation for two staff on the same date: Elva Varela and Erika Contreras.

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