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Advocating for Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker Program

    Religious Organization Support for the Special Immigrant Non- Minister Religious Worker Visa Program May 14, 2015       Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC  20510   Honorable Harry Reid Senate Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510   Dear Senators:  

E-Learning Course - Introduction to Immigration Consequences of Crimes

This four-week e-learning course will provide an overview of how to determine whether your client’s criminal record will have immigration consequences, including exposure to removal or ineligibility for a particular benefit under immigration law.

Staff Highlight: Minyoung Ohm

Minyoung Ohm is a staff attorney with the Religious Immigration Services Section of CLINIC.  Prior to joining CLINIC, she was an associate attorney at Carliner & Remes in Washington D.C. and practiced immigration law in a variety of areas, including asylum, family-based visa petitions, and business immigration matters.  She graduated from the American University’s Washington College of Law in 2003.

E-learning Course: Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Law

This intensive six-week e-learning course provides the new immigration practitioner with an overview of core immigration law concepts as well as the practice skills necessary to be an effective advocate. This course is a great way to quickly learn the fundamentals of immigration law necessary to be an effective immigration practitioner, and establish the training background to support an application for BIA accreditation.

Pentecost: Celebrating the Missionary Call

The Holy Spirit inspired the apostles to go forth and preach the joy of the Gospel. At Pentecost, we recognize this special time to celebrate the missionary call. We are inspired by all who, like you, have heard this call and pursued their vocations, no matter the obstacles on their journey. Obstacles of immigration status are all too familiar to foreign born religious workers like Sr. Maria. Having crossed the border into the United States at fourteen years old, Maria didn’t have the papers necessary to pursue her calling to religious life.

USCIS and EOIR Directors Address CLINIC’s 17th Annual Convening

León Rodríguez, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Juan P.

Project Hope - Proyecto Esperanza

Project Hope, based in Archbold, Ohio, provides professional legal services and educates immigrants about their rights and responsibilities of living in the United States. The organization's mission is to support immigrant integration and, as its name implies, give hope to immigrant families working and living in northwest Ohio (and beyond).  

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

May 11, 2015   Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy 20 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20529-2140   Submitted via email to: USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov   RE: Revisions to Form I-485, OMB Control # 1615-0023, Docket ID USCIS-2009-0020   Dear Ms. Dawkins,

Webinar: Affidavits of Support - From Basic to Advanced Issues

Almost all family-based and some employment-based petitioners must file the Form I-864 Affidavit of Support to show the intending immigrant is not likely to become a public charge.

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