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Esta grabaciόn contiene una serie de preguntas y respuestas acerca de la ley migratoria de Indiana.
This podcast is a short Q & A on Indiana’s immigration law PL 171.
The Need for Charitable Legal Immigration Services
Current capacity does not meet current demands for low-cost legal representation in immigration matters. For instance, immigrants eligible and soon-to-be eligible to naturalize as U.S. citizens have less income, education, and English language ability than immigrants who naturalized in previous decades.
CLINIC Capacity Building staff address the top ten most frequent challenges facing immigration legal service programs across the nation. Topics include how to develop a fee schedule, how to minimize risk, and how to create an efficient and effective case management system. Resources will be provided for each issue, and staff will provide tips for tackling these common challenges.
Leya Speasmaker and Helen Chen are the presenters for this webinar.
Held March 3, 2011.
A good case management database contains both immigration forms and client-specific information. The database may be software for stand-alone or networked computers or it may be web-based with the server off-site. Either way, the choice and utilization of a database is an important investment for your immigration program. In addition to completing forms, the database helps staff manage the caseload and facilitates the writing of data-rich reports and funding proposals.
When you are thinking of developing or changing your case management system, solicit your immigration staff to get their feedback, or even better is if they participate in the development or revision of that process. The system works only if it makes sense to those who have to adhere to, carry out, and manage it. Once you determined your case management system, document it in a policies and procedures manual. The rationale behind having a case management policies and procedures manual is the same as having an operating and human resources manual in your agency. You want to document t
The design and implementation of immigration case management systems will vary among immigration programs since every program is different. However, a program whose case management system works for staff members and meets the needs of clients are the most effective.