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E-learning Course: Understanding and Preparing Waivers

Waivers of the grounds of inadmissibility are an essential part of immigration practice. This four-week course will present information on both the theory and practice of developing and submitting successful waiver applications.

E-learning Course: Overview of Citizenship: Acquisition, Derivation and Naturalization

This four-week course covers acquisition and derivation of citizenship, and the requirements for naturalization, including residence, physical presence, good moral character, civics and English language requirements and exemptions, disability waivers, oath requirements and the application process.

E-learning Course: Introduction to Family-Based Immigration

This six-week training will explore the process of gaining permanent residence through a family relationship. We will cover which individuals are eligible based on family relationships, and how each step of the process works

Bishop Kevin Vann Discusses Immigration and Community Engagement

Bishop Kevin Vann of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and Chair of CLINIC’s Board of Directors spoke about the Catholic Church’s efforts on behalf of immigrant families at Chapman University’s “Breaking Borders” Conference on April 24, 2015.  “We need to put human faces on issues because this concerns real people and real lives,” Bishop Vann said.  Source:  The Orange County Register.  Read the Article.  May 5, 2015. 

A Path to Citizenship for Immigrants

A version of this letter appears in print on May 2, 2015, on page A20 of the New York edition of the New York Times with the headline: A Path to Citizenship.
To the Editor:

CLINIC Helps Black Immigrants Achieve Their Dreams in the United States

News stories and images of desperate African and Middle Eastern people fleeing their home countries  aboard overcrowded ships that sink in the Mediterranean Sea are heartbreaking and speak to why CLINIC has a mission to serve vulnerable migrants.  These stories also give CLINIC pause to reflect on how black immigrants arrive to the U.S. and are fairing.  New findings from the Pew Research Center about black immigrants are striking and evoke a lesser known story about CLINIC’s history of helping black immigrants achieve their dreams in the U.S.

Failure to Act on Immigration Reform Hurts Families

In a Letter to the Editor of the New York Times, CLINIC Executive Director, Jeanne Atkinson, responds to Roberto Suro’s Op-Ed, No Papers?  It’s the Kids Who Suffer.  “There is no reasonable case to be made for punishing the United States citizen children of undocumented immigrants,” Atkinson writes.   “Creating a path to lawful status in the United States is consistent with our values and heritage as a country, we must not delay further.”  Source:  New York Times. 

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