Citizenship for Elders is a unique handbook for teachers and administrators on creating and managing a citizenship program for the older learner. This handbook brings together the observations and insights of teachers from across the country on older learners from a wide range of cultures. It is based on a nationwide survey of 200 programs. It identifies the issues in teaching elders and makes recommendations for instruction and program design. The recommendations are practice-based, with a focus on innovative and promising practices. The suggestions on learning activities, cu
This category includes resources that cover a wide range of topics such as Catholic Social Teaching and bishops statements on immigration.
A good case management database contains both immigration forms and client-specific information. The database may be software for stand-alone or networked computers or it may be web-based with the server off-site. Either way, the choice and utilization of a database is an important investment for your immigration program. In addition to completing forms, the database helps staff manage the caseload and facilitates the writing of data-rich reports and funding proposals.
When you are thinking of developing or changing your case management system, solicit your immigration staff to get their feedback, or even better is if they participate in the development or revision of that process. The system works only if it makes sense to those who have to adhere to, carry out, and manage it. Once you determined your case management system, document it in a policies and procedures manual. The rationale behind having a case management policies and procedures manual is the same as having an operating and human resources manual in your agency. You want to document t
The documents below are designed to provide you with a template that can be used when applying for immigration funding, specifically in preparing your local community for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR). It can also be adapted for other immigration-related funding prior to CIR.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has dramatically stepped up enforcement in the interior of the country. DHS agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division are arresting immigrants at their homes, workplaces and on the streets in communities all across the country.
This presentation, which was first given in July 2008, gives an overview of Catholic social teaching on migration. Topics include:
The translations listed here were completed by USCIS and community organizations throughout the country. For translations completed by community organizations, the organization's contact information is included on the translation.
IMMIGRANT WORKERS’ RIGHTS
All workers, including documented and undocumented immigrant workers, are protected by many U.S. employment and labor laws. Rights that may apply to workers depending upon the circumstances include:
Right to be paid. In most instances, workers have the right to be paid minimum wage ($5.15 an hour) and to receive overtime pay for work over 40 hours a week. If workers do not receive all of the wages for the time they actually worked, they can take action to recover those wages.
What is an ITIN?
ITIN stands for Individual Tax Identification Number. It is a nine-digit number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who do not qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN). The ITIN always begins with the number 9 and has a 7 or 8 in the fourth digit. For example: 9XX-7X-XXXX.
An ITIN permits individuals without a valid Social Security Number (SSN) to:
Words from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, Regarding Immigration during His Apostolic Journey to the United States April 15-20 2008