CLINIC Newsletter Archive

 

News from the Catholic Network

BIA R&A Updates:

 

News from the Catholic Network

Accreditations

 

News from the Catholic Network

  • Mary Torres, En Camino Migrant and Immigrant Outreach, Diocese of Toledo, OH received partial accreditation on 12/9/15.
  • Tina Quesada, Diocese of Lafayette, LA was approved for partial accreditation on 12/16/15.  
  • Yolanda Aurelio, Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida (Pensacola) received partial accreditation on 12/18/15.
  • Claudia De La Rosa-Fuller, Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge, LA was approved for full accreditation on 12/22/15.

 

ACLU Releases Practice Advisory

 

News from the Catholic Network

Staff Accreditations

CLINIC congratulates the following program staff on receiving partial and full BIA accreditation as noted:

Patricia Maria Soto, Immigration Counselor, for subscriber Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago, IL received initial partial accreditation on September 29, 2015.

Melanie Torres, Immigration Counselor, for subscriber Project Citizenship in Boston, MA received initial partial accreditation on September 18, 2015.

Check out this month's question corner, see who's newly accredited, and read more about the proposed changes in the standards and procedure for obtaining agency recognition and staff accreditation (R&A) from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). We also feature Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charoltte, North Carolina as our highlighted affiliate.
Check out this month's question corner, see who's newly accredited, and read more about provisional waivers. We also feature Hogar Immigrant Services as our highlighted affiliate.
Learn more about the proposal to expand the current provisional waiver program and the effort by USCIS to retrieve erroneously issues three-year EADs, We also spotlight FaithAction International House in our affiliate profile and list out our new subscribers/members for the month, as well those who received BIA accreditation.

Learn more about what's happening with DACA, sample this month's question corner, and find out who's now accredited. We also spotlight our affiliate Su Casa Hispanic Center.

Find out about the five most common mistakes individuals make when completing the I-8644, check out the Center for Immigrant Integration's updates for the month, and learn more about Project Hope - Proyecto Esperanza in our affiliate spotlight.

Get updates on family detention and information on CSPA's one year filing requirement. Sample the question corner and view the visa bulletin for the month. In addition, learn about our new rapid e-learning opportunities.

Learn more about the revised G-28 form, review the Center for Immigrant Integration's updates for the month, and see who's newly accredited. We also highlight Catholic Charities of Central Texas in our affiliate profile.

Find out more about expanded DACA, read the minutes from the NSC Teleconference on Refugee/Asylee Issues, and learn about HICA!, our affiliate profile for the month.

Read about the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program, see who are our new affiliates, and check the monthly Visa Bulletin.

Read about the government launching an overseas processing program for certain central american refugee children, find out who's accredited for the month, and see the study that indicates a significant percentage of unauthorized immigrants may be eligible for permanent status.

Learn more about the Haitian family reunification program to be implemented in 2015, peruse the FAQs on the USCIS updates to DACA, and meet our affiliate Mi Mujeres in this month's profile.

Read about the announcement Obama gave about in-country processing for Central American children. Also, check out this month's question corner to see if you know the answer.

Topics include an article on the updates to the fee schedule by the state department, as well as a new network profile.

Topics include information on how to advocate locally on behalf of unaccompanied minors.

Topics include an update on the USCIS changes to a policy on medical examination reports and a network profile.

Topics include an article on the BIA issuing three decisions examining the Adam Walsh Act. A listing of BIA accreditations for the month is also included.

Topics include notes from the NSC teleconference on student issues and an update on waiver adjudication from the NSC.

Topics include an article on advocating for in-state tuition for all residents, as well as a listing of all BIA accreditations for the month.

Topics include an article on the BIA Pro Bono Project's success and resources from the Capacity Building section of CLINIC.

Topics include notes from a NSC teleconference, a listing of BIA accreditations, and an article on provisional waivers.

Topics include an update on DACA and an article on the interpretation of habitual resident.

Topics include advocacy updates, information on adjustment for visa waiver entrants, and a network profile.

Topics include a victory for Alabama immigrants, an update from Ciudad Juarez, and a list of BIA accredidations.

Topics include provisional wavier updates, USCIS workload transfer, and a new policy on minors and false claims to U.S. citizenship.