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BIA Holds LPR Subject to Inadmissibility for Alleged Smuggling

One of benefits of being an LPR is the ability to travel abroad and return without being subject to the grounds of inadmissibility.  There are important exceptions to this, of course.  For example, if you have been abroad for more than 180 days, that is considered a meaningful departure.  If you have been absent for more than one year or otherwise abandoned your residency, you could be denied admission or paroled in for a hearing.

New CLINIC Subscribers

CLINIC has accepted and welcomes three new subscribers: Centro de Ayuda Legal para el Inmigrante, Mountain View, CA. Mary Dutcher, Esq. is the executive director and Reema Rahmatullah, Esq. is a staff attorney

Is Your Program Prepared to Implement Deferred Action for DREAMers?

By Michelle Sardone   As August 15th approaches, here are five things to work on as you await the details of the Deferred Action for DREAMers (DAD) eligibility and application process.   1.      Educate

Support for the Help Separated Families Act of 2012

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) signed onto this letter July 23, 2012 urging members of Congress to support the Help Separated Families Act, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-34). The bill aims to improve the likelihood that children placed in the child welfare system as a result of immigration enforcement actions against their parents can ultimately reunify with their parents.

Arizona's SB 1070 at the U.S. Supreme Court

On Monday, June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-3 ruling on Arizona's state immigration enforcement law, SB 1070.   What did the Court hold? What does it mean? What are the potential ramifications for "copycat" laws in other states? What's next for advocacy?     Featured Panelists:

Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation

The citizenship test, especially the English language requirement, often poses a major challenge for older applicants.  How can citizenship teachers and program administrators best meet the special needs of an older learner?  What are the best strategies for success?  Join us for this webinar about promising practices in instruction and program design for elders in your community.  We will also discuss suggestions for learning activities, cultural considerations, and strategies to address common health issues.  This webinar is based on CLINIC's handbook by the same

Ten Immigration Myths

This document addresses ten immigration myths. It provides information from a variety of  resources in order to clarify these common misconceptions.  Click here to view Ten Immigration Myths.

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