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Articles by CLINIC

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  • Mar 21, 2017: Certain religious workers to face delays in permanent resident processing
    Mar 21, 2017: Religious workers from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico are unable to submit an adjustment of status or immigrant visa application at this time.
  • Mar 21, 2017: What is Form AR-11?
    Mar 21, 2017: Filing a change of address with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is a simple but important task for foreign nationals who are in the United States. According to the Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 265(a), "each alien required to be registered under this title who is within the United States shall notify the attorney general in writing of each change of address and...
  • Mar 21, 2017: USCIS site visits for religious workers
    Mar 21, 2017: An important part of the immigration process of sponsoring international religious workers to the United States involves a site visit from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This required visit is used to verify elements of the petition filed by the sponsor, including sponsor and beneficiary information, and work location. Site visits may occur with advance notice or without any notice. ...



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  • Jun 19, 2015: You Can Still Apply for DACA - Community Education
    Jun 19, 2015: Expanded DACA and DAPA are on hold, but you can still apply for DACA under the original guidelines.  Find out who qualifies and how you may be able to take steps to become DACA eligible.  CLINIC immigration attorney Ilissa Mira and BIA Accredited Representative Maciel Jacques share some tips on learning about your immigration options and preparing for the future.


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  • Pinned to topJul 6, 2015: Toolkit for BIA Recognition & Accreditation
    Pinned to topJul 6, 2015:   Does your nonprofit agency want to develop a legal immigration program, but lack attorneys on staff or the money to hire them?
  • Pinned to topJun 19, 2015: Community Education Toolkit
    Pinned to topJun 19, 2015: Welcome to the Community Education Toolkit. The resources here include fliers and information sheets on common immigration law issues of concern to immigrants and communities. We encourage you to consider the many different ways in which these materials may be distributed, including law office reception areas, naturalization and DACA application workshops, and immigration forums, as well as...
  • Pinned to topAug 7, 2014: Toolkit for Working with Unaccompanied Children
    Pinned to topAug 7, 2014: There has been a dramatic increase in unaccompanied children and families with young children fleeing to the United States since the beginning of 2014.



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  • Mar 17, 2017: Recorded Webinar: Applying for First-Time DOJ Recognition and Accreditation...
    Mar 17, 2017: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) issued new regulations for recognition and accreditation (R&A) that took effect on January 18, 2017. The new regulations made substantial changes to the requirements for R&A for the first time in decades. In addition, EOIR issued new application forms for R&A (EOIR-31 and EOIR-31A).
  • Mar 10, 2017: Recorded Webinar: Contingency Planning for Maryland Families Affected by...
    Mar 10, 2017: Learn about what makes Maryland different and unique when it comes to contingency planning. Those participating in this webinar will learn how to properly advise resident Maryland families facing potential family separation and what measures they should take to care for their children. The webinar will consider custody, guardianship, powers of attorney and kinship care affidavits. Ethical issues...
  • Jan 26, 2017: Recorded Webinar: Community ID Cards A Powerful Integration Tool for all...
    Jan 26, 2017: Community-based organizations have great power and potential to enact community change at the local level. Join us as we learn from CLINIC affiliates FaithAction International House, Catholic Charities SW Ohio and La Casa de Amistad who have achieved great success in creating Community ID cards, available to anyone in their community.



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  • Aug 20, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - August 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 8
    Aug 20, 2014: Topics include information on how to advocate locally on behalf of unaccompanied minors.
  • Dec 17, 2013: Visa Bulletin (January 2014)
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  • Dec 17, 2013: Technical Assistance and Trainings (December 2013)
    Dec 17, 2013: Upcoming Trainings.  See the new 2014 Training Schedule at our website:   2014 National Migration Conference – Monday, July 7, 2014 through Thursday, July 10, 2014, Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel.  Join us in 2014 when CLINIC and USCCB/MRS co-sponsor this grand event that joins members of these networks and others to share information and hear...


Community Engagement

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  • Jan 30, 2014: DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign
    Jan 30, 2014: CLINIC released a DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign funded by Our Sunday Visitor. Through this campaign, CLINIC hopes to educate DACA-eligible individuals and encourage them to apply for and receive the help they need to stay and work legally in the U.S.
  • Jan 29, 2013: Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    Jan 29, 2013: This morning the New York Times published a bi-partisan statement of principles outlining four goals of immigration reform.  CLINIC welcomes this bi-partisan leadership in keeping the conversation moving.  The principles include a path to citizenship and relief for agricultural workers and highly skilled graduates.  The Senators also outline plans for continued enforcement along the border as...
  • Jan 28, 2013: Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    Jan 28, 2013: This morning the New York Times published a bi-partisan statement of principles outlining four goals of immigration reform.  CLINIC welcomes this bi-partisan leadership in keeping the conversation moving.  The principles include a path to citizenship and relief for agricultural workers and highly skilled graduates.  The Senators also outline plans for continued enforcement along the border as...


Federal Advocacy

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  • Pinned to topAug 26, 2013: CLINIC’s Advocacy Guide: How We Can Help You
    Pinned to topAug 26, 2013:   CLINIC's Advocacy Guide CLINIC wants to remind members of how its Advocacy Section can provide support and assistance.  This document outlines the advocacy related services CLINIC can provide as well as the channels through which CLINIC works with officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to resolve individual case and systemic problems. 
  • Jun 22, 2016: Submitted and Model Comments on Proposed Fee Schedule Increase
    Jun 22, 2016: CLINIC is encouraging affiliates and other stakeholders to review the proposed rule that would increase fees for certain immigration and naturalization forms and to submit comments to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by July 6, 2016. Read our analysis of the rule.   
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    May 9, 2016: USCIS proposes new fee schedule: Changes include partial fee waiver for certain...
    May 9, 2016: Fees for more than three dozen immigration and naturalization applications or related services are proposed to increase by as little as $15 to as much as hundreds of dollars for some common categories.


Publications, Guides, and Reports

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  • Pinned to topJul 6, 2015: Managing an Immigration Program: Steps for Creating and Increasing Legal...
    Pinned to topJul 6, 2015: This manual describes best practices used by many of the country's most experienced nonprofit immigration programs and managers.
  • Cover of Papal Messages for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees
    Pinned to topJun 18, 2015: Papal Messages for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees
    Pinned to topJun 18, 2015: The Church has celebrated the World Day of Migrants and Refugees each year since 1914. This is an occasion for the Church and people of faith to reflect upon the role migration has played in our tradition, express concern for migrants, refugees, and people on the move, and build awareness about the challenges and opportunities migration presents.
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    Pinned to topJun 18, 2015: Quotes from Pope Francis on Immigration
    Pinned to topJun 18, 2015: Pope Francis has spoken out on immigration issues since the beginning of this papacy. CLINIC's "Quotes from Pope Francis" is a compilation of select excerpts from Pope Francis' homilies, messages, and teaching documents on immigration issues.


Immigration Advocacy

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    Aug 15, 2016: 2016 Mid-Year State Legislative Overview
    Aug 15, 2016: In the first-half of 2016, all states except Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Texas were in session, and over 130 immigrated-related bills and resolutions were introduced by state lawmakers across the country.
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    Aug 15, 2016: NEW: Forms of Identification for Undocumented Immigrants
    Aug 15, 2016: This resource outlines the kinds of identification cards used by undocumented immigrants and their benefits to the community.
  • Nov 23, 2015: Comments to Draft Guidance on Extreme Hardship
    Nov 23, 2015: On November 23, 2015 CLINIC submitted comments to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding its proposed guidance interpreting the term “extreme hardship” as it is applied to certain waiver of inadmissibility applications. CLINIC’s comprehensive comments and suggestions focused on several key areas previously discussed in our summary of the draft guidance and below.



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  • Aug 6, 2014: Learn More About the Law Protecting Unaccompanied Children
    Aug 6, 2014: As a response to the humanitarian crisis of children arriving at our Southern border, Congress considered legislation that would strip the protections created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008. These changes would allow the United States to return Central American children to their home countries without meaningful screening to determine whether they are...
  • Jul 13, 2012: Preparing Your Organization for Deferred Action
    Jul 13, 2012: Jeff Chenoweth of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) discusses what nonprofit legal services providers can do now to prepare for Deferred Action. This includes outreach, engaging "Dreamers," planning service delivery, supporting staff and volunteers, and more. A plug-in is needed to display this content.  Click here to install QuickTime 7.
  • Jun 22, 2011: Preguntas y Respuestas Sobre La Ley Migratoria de Indiana PL 171
    Jun 22, 2011: Esta grabaciόn contiene una serie de preguntas y respuestas acerca de la ley migratoria de Indiana.


Online Resources/Helpful Links

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    Dec 14, 2016: A Guide to Assisting Asylum-Seekers with In Absentia Removal Orders
    Dec 14, 2016: This guide is intended to support pro bono attorneys, fully accredited Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Representatives, law students, and paralegals working to prevent the deportation of families who recently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum and have been ordered removed in absentia by an Immigration Judge (IJ). The Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) at the Urban Justice...
  • Jun 10, 2016: U.S. Immigration Courts and Districts
    Jun 10, 2016: Download this map of U.S. Immigration Courts and Circuit Courts of Appeal for your reference.        
  • Dec 18, 2014: Study Indicates that Significant Percentage of Unauthorized Immigrants May Be...
    Dec 18, 2014: The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) has released the results of a survey on unauthorized immigrants who were found to be potentially eligible for permanent immigration status during screening for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The study found that 14.3 percent of immigrants screened for DACA eligibility were potentially eligible for some other...



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    Pinned to topJun 18, 2015: Compilation of Catholic Social Teaching Passages on Migration
    Pinned to topJun 18, 2015: Modern Catholic social teaching is the body of social principles and moral teaching that is articulated in the papal, conciliar, and other official documents issued since the late nineteenth century dealing with the economic,political, and social order. This teaching is rooted in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures as well as in traditional philosophical and theological teachings of the Church.
  • Pinned to topJan 26, 2015: Center for Immigrant Integration
    Pinned to topJan 26, 2015: The Center for Immigrant Integration seeks to encourage the development of immigrant integration initiatives throughout its network through the creation of resources and trainings and through the dissemination of best practices currently present in CLINIC affiliate agencies. CLINIC believes that efforts to promote immigrant integration are most successful at the local level.
  • Pinned to topJun 21, 2012: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Information and Resources
    Pinned to topJun 21, 2012: On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum allowing individuals who came to the U.S. as children and meet certain guidelines to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). A person who is granted DACA receives permission to live and work in the U.S. for two years (may be renewed). If someone is approved for DACA, s/he may...