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National Legal Center for Immigrants

The New Mexican Consular ID Card

Administrative relief is coming and, whatever shape it takes, we can be certain that consular identification cards will be important in the implementation of immigration action.  Starting November 1, Mexican Consulates in the United States began issuing new, enhanced consular IDs to ensure the continued security of these vital documents.  Visual and safety features have changed, and maintaining awareness of format changes to the consular ID cards is essential.
Representing Unaccompanied Children: What to Do and How to Do It

CLINIC Trains Hundreds on Representing Unaccompanied Children

As the news of the large numbers of unaccompanied children apprehended along the border began to break, CLINIC went into high gear to figure out how we could support our affiliates and other service providers inundated with requests for assistance from this vulnerable population.  Training is one of the things CLINIC does best so we started to think about what type of training would be most useful.  My colleague Debbie Smith and I took the lead on developing the curriculum, materials and webinars for a course.  With assistance from other CLINIC staff,  we put together a four-week course cov

Landmark Asylum Decision for Domestic Violence Victims

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently issued a landmark decision that impacts domestic violence victims who are seeking asylum in the United States.  Asylum applicants must show that the persecution they have or will face is on account of one of five protected grounds: race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.  It is the last ground that has received the most interest and litigation. 

DACA Renewal and Updates

    This webinar provides an overview of the DACA renewal process and highlights other updates to DACA guidance.  We share practice tips and respond to common questions about the renewal process and the new Form I-821D. 

Can this Residency be Saved? Representing the LPR who Shouldn't be One

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

USCIS Releases Second Revised Form I-821D and Outlines DACA Renewal Process

By Ilissa Mira, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney

Recent Decisions on Immigration Law and Crimes

By Susan Schreiber Three recent circuit court decisions provide some good news for immigrants related to immigration consequences of criminal offenses. These decisions, summarized below, address (a) analyzing when an offense is a crime of moral turpitude; (b) LPR eligibility for an INA § 212(h) waiver; and (c) conviction finality.

Life After DACA - FAQ

GENERAL   1. Can DACA recipients travel abroad?  Yes, but only if they receive permission from the government. 

Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (January 31, 2014)

By Tatyana Delgado, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum allowing individuals who entered the U.S. as children and meet certain guidelines to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting DACA applications in August 2012 and issuing DACA approvals in September 2012.  This article provides updates on a variety of issues related to DACA eligibility and adjudications. 

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