Religious workers from all over the world are called to the United States every year to fulfill their faith’s mission, but the complexity and ever changing landscape of U.S. immigration law can make the journey difficult without proper guidance. This is where Religious Immigration Services can help.
Established in 1988 as part of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Religious Immigration Services is one of the few groups in the United States specializing in religious immigration law. These experienced legal professionals work closely with religious organizations who wish to bring a religious worker to the U.S.
Religious Immigration Services is currently accepting new cases. Please contact us at RIS@cliniclegal.org or 301.565.4832 to learn more.
To learn more, download the RIS flyer. For new clients, please contact RIS Director, Miguel Naranjo at 301.565.4832.
Update on Non-Minister Sunset Provision
On Friday February 15, 2019 President Trump signed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019” (H.J. Res. 31) into law, funding the federal government through September 30, 2019. The Act also extends several immigration programs. Division H, Sec. 102 of the Act amends the sunset date of the Non-Minister Permanent Residence Program under Sec. 101(a)(27)(C)(ii)(II) and (III) of the Immigration and Nationality Act until September 30, 2019. Thus, the Non-Minister Permanent Residence Program is extended until September 30, 2019.
Recent RIS Blog Articles
Thanks to my Felician Congregation, and to CLINIC, who put tremendous work in my next applications, permissions, and visas, I can now serve my Lord, free of worries, in the place where He wants me to be.
Once an extension of stay is denied, a foreign national must make plans to immediately depart the United States. The Customs and Border Protection website offers guidance regarding how long a person can remain in the U.S. following the denial of the extension.
By Megan S. Turngren
RIS Staff Attorney
Beginning in May 2013, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stopped issuing paper I-94 cards and instead began requiring that the foreign national access the I-94 information on the CBP website. For the past six months, both attorneys and foreign nationals have been working diligently to try to understand the new electronic I-94 system.