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Senate “Gang of Eight” Bipartisan Framework

On January 28, 2013, senators from both parties released their framework for what they would like to see in an immigration reform bill.  Senators Schumer (D-NY), McCain (R-AZ), Durbin (D-IL), Graham (R-SC), Menendez (D-NJ), Rubio (R-NY), Bennet (D-CO), and Flake (R-AZ) announced that they understand that the current U.S. immigration system is broken and shared four basic pillars that guide the legislation they are now drafting.

CLINIC Appoints New Executive Director

February 20, 2013 (Washington DC) - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanne Atkinson to the position of Executive Director, effective March 18, 2013.  Ms. Atkinson currently serves as the Director of Catholic Charities’ Immigration Legal Services program for the Archdiocese of Washington.   She has worked for Catholic Charities since 1992, directing their highly active and successful legal services program – which operates out of four locations – in 1997 to 1998 and from 2000 to the present.  Ms. Atkinson also directs Catholic Charities’ Refugee Center.  From 1989 to 1991, she worked as the Legalization Appeals Project Coordinator for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).   “CLINIC’s Board of Directors is extremely gratified to have attracted somebody of Jeanne

OMB Control Number 1615-0052, comments to USCIS proposed N-400, Docket ID 2008-0025

CLINIC and  the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) have shared comments with  USCIS concerning proposed changes to N-400, Application for Naturalization, and accompanying instructions.

OMB Control Number 1615-0052, comments to USCIS proposed N-400, Docket ID 2008-0025

CLINIC and  the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) have shared comments with  USCIS concerning proposed changes to N-400, Application for Naturalization, and accompanying instructions.

USCIS Finalizes Regulation on Provisional Waivers for Unlawful Presence

On January 3, 2013, the USCIS finalized its regulation regarding the adjudication of waivers for those who are consular processing and would be triggering the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility.  The rule provides a process by which the agency will adjudicate these waivers before

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