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.
National Legal Center for Immigrants
<img src="/sites/all/themes/clinic/images/programs/nlci.jpg" height="55px" width="55px" alt="" border="0" align="left" hspace="10px" vspace="10px"><p>The National Legal Center works to expand the availability of professional, low-cost immigration services by providing legal expertise, training and technical assistance to CLINICâ€™s member agencies and constituents. Attorneys from the National Legal Center provide legal advice to more than 1,000 nonprofit, community-based immigration service providers through phone consultations, multi-day trainings, broadcast e-mails, and a variety of publications. Its success in delivering legal support to this expanding network has made CLINIC widely recognized as the most productive legal support group in the field.
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
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.
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.
By Ilissa Mira, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney
By Debbie Smith
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.
1. Can DACA recipients travel abroad?
Yes, but only if they receive permission from the government.
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.
Now that 2014 is just around the corner, it's time to find out about trainings available to you in the coming year!