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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.

Estimates of the Size and Demography of the Undocumented Non-Citizen Population in U.S. Catholic Dioceses, 2013

In 2013, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) commissioned the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University to complete a study estimating the size, characteristics, and geographic distribution of the U.S. undocumented (i.e., non-citizens who are not temporary migrants such as students, diplomats, short-term visitors, etc., those who are legal permanent residents, or refugees or asylees). This is similar to a study conducted by CARA for CLINIC in 2006 using 2005 data. CARA used current data from the U.S.

CLINIC Builds Capacity for Citizenship Services

CLINIC's National Capacity Building Project, funded by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Citizenship, has provided technical assistance and funding to four local affiliate agencies to establish new programs in English as a Second Language (ESL)/citizenship education and/or naturalization application assistance.

On the Move

My recent visit to Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Texas, illuminated just how ready this program is for comprehensive immigration reform. With a bit of innovation, some grant funding, and overall agency support, the program manager of Immigration Consultation Services (ICS), Xergio Chacin, is busy trying out new ideas, stocking his program with the proper equipment and tools, and practicing larger-scale models of group processing in order to be prepared for significant immigration law changes.

Client Feature: The Immigration Journey of Sr. Honorata Grzeszczuk

Thanks to my Felician Congregation, and to CLINIC, who put tremendous work in my next applications, permissions, and visas, I can now serve my Lord, free of worries, in the place where He wants me to be.

The Sixth Conference on Effective Representation of Refugees and Asylees

This two-day training conference is designed for legal workers and attorneys who work with refugees, asylees and their families on immigration law matters.

Refugee and Asylee Conferance Agenda

EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION OF REFUGEES AND ASYLEES  DALLAS, TEXAS – MARCH 25-26, 2014 TEXAS SERVICE CENTER TOUR – March 27   DAY ONE AGENDA   7:45 - 8:30                   Registration/ Coffee  8:30 - 9:00                   Introduction and Welcome/Overview of Conference Agenda

New Year, New Hope: Prospects of Immigration Reform 2014

It’s the start of a new year, Congress is back in session, and people are, of course, asking me for the scoop on the prospects of immigration reform. I’m feeling good about 2014. Here are four reasons why.

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