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CLINIC congratulates program staff of member agencies on receiving BIA accreditation.

Akami Marquis, Catholic Social Services, Fall River, Massachusetts, received BIA partial accreditation on June 9, 2014.

By Matthew Seamon

Advocacy Intern

 

On June 4, 2014, USCIS hosted a “listening session” teleconference regarding U nonimmigrant status visas. U visas provide immigration protection for victims of qualifying crimes who aid law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. USCIS is engaging in rulemaking to modify the U visa application and eligibility rules and sought comments and feedback from immigration advocates and other stakeholders.

June 20 is World Refugee Day -- an occasion to raise awareness about the 10.4 million individuals who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution based on their race, nationality, religion, political opinion, or membership in a social group and celebrate their contributions. Some refugees seeking protection make their own way to the United States and apply for asylum. Others are selected overseas for permanent resettlement to the U.S. How much do you know about refugees and asylees in the United States? Test your knowledge by taking our brief quiz!

 

June 20 is World Refugee Day -- an occasion to raise awareness about the 10.4 million individuals who have been forced to flee their homes due to persecution based on their race, nationality, religion, political opinion, or membership in a social group and celebrate their contributions. Some refugees seeking protection make their own way to the United States and apply for asylum. Others are selected overseas for permanent resettlement to the U.S. How much do you know about refugees and asylees in the United States?

 I believe that dreams come true and that a good dream becomes true life. Without dreams, all we have is reality. Sometimes on our most important dreams, all we can do is give them our best shot, hope for the highest good, and let go. Knowing I could use all the help available, I contacted CLINIC to fulfill my dream in becoming a Citizen of United States of America. 

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