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Federal Advocacy

This category includes CLINIC's comments submitted by the Center for Immigrant Rights on proposed immigration regulation, letters to federal officials and agencies on behalf of its network.

Joint USCCB-CLINIC Letter on Executive Action

On September 9, 2014, Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo, Chairman of the Committee on Migration of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, Chairman of board of directors of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) implored Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to work with the President to authorize deferred action for deserving groups.

CLINIC and Other Advocates Comment on Interim Guidance Related to U Nonimmigrant Status and Adjustment of Status Provisions

The interim guidance recently issued by USCIS provides much needed security for immigrant crime victims and their families.  However, as the advocates note in comments to USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez, issues still remain related to the agency’s interpretation of the two new U visa qualifying crimes -- stalking and fraud in foreign labor contracting.  Additionally, the advocates request that USCIS provide more detail on implementation of age-out provisions and grant parole to conditionally granted U visa derivatives after the U visa cap has been reached each year.