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.
Twenty-six states (the “states”) are challenging the government’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (“DAPA”) as violative of the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and the Take Care Clause of the Constitution.
Religious Organization Support for the Special Immigrant Non- Minister Religious Worker Visa Program
May 14, 2015
Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510
Honorable Harry Reid Senate Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510
May 11, 2015
Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division
USCIS Office of Policy and Strategy
20 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20529-2140
Submitted via email to: USCISFRComment@uscis.dhs.gov
RE: Revisions to Form I-485, OMB Control # 1615-0023, Docket ID USCIS-2009-0020
Dear Ms. Dawkins,
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.
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.