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By Louise Maria Puck

CLINIC’s new Center for Immigrant Integration seeks to encourage and facilitate the development of immigrant integration initiatives throughout its network through the creation of resources and trainings and through the dissemination of best practices currently present in CLINIC affiliate agencies.


Q.  Your client is married to a U.S. citizen and is ineligible for adjustment of status because he entered without inspection. The I-130 has been approved and the client has paid the immigrant visa fee with the NVC. The couple wants to file a provisional waiver to remedy the unlawful presence bar when the husband leaves to consular process. The couple has plenty of hardship equities, but there are a couple troubling facts in the case. The husband used a fake social security number to get his current job and has been working without authorization.

By Susan Schreiber

The concept of admission is central to many critical issues in immigration law. If your client was “admitted,” he or she may qualify to adjust status under INA § 245(a). If your client was “admitted,” he or she is subject to the grounds of deportability, not inadmissibility, and the government will have the burden of proof. And if your client was “admitted,” this may impact on available remedies for relief from removal.

CLINIC congratulates the following program staff who received initial and renewed credentials as Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives: