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  • Apr 14, 2016: Religious Workers to Face Significant Delays in Permanent Resident Processing
    Apr 14, 2016: Miguel Naranjo, director of CLINIC’s Religious Immigration Service, has written a short analysis of the implications of the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, released on April 12.  International religious workers in the U.S. and abroad who are in the process of applying for permanent residence may experience significant case processing delays in the next several months, according to the...
  • Apr 14, 2016: Surge in SIJS Approvals Creates Backlog at Adjustment Stage
    Apr 14, 2016: CLINIC’s Training and Legal Support staff has written a short analysis of the potential implications for your clients of the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, released on April 12. The State Department’s May Visa Bulletin gives a “final action date” of Jan. 1, 2010, in the EB-4 category for applicants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
  • Feb 8, 2016: CLINIC’s Comments on Immigration Forms and Regulations
    Feb 8, 2016: N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)

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CLINIC NewsView

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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.

Toolkits

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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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Webinars

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  • May 18, 2016: Putting Out the Welcome Mat: The Power of Citizenship to Connect Receiving and...
    May 18, 2016: Whether through citizenship mentoring programs, citizenship ceremonies, or positive communications, there are many ways in which refugees and the receiving community can be encouraged to come together to support our nation’s newest members. This webinar featured innovative, localized examples of how citizenship is being leveraged to engage a broader cross-section of Americans and practical...
  • May 12, 2016: Citizenship Navigator Quarterly Call May 2016
    May 12, 2016: Join us for a brief webinar about updates to the Citizenship Navigator project and the newly available texting campaign.   Download a copy of the slides.  
  • Apr 5, 2016: Moving From Stranger to Neighbor: How to Incorporate Parish Volunteers into...
    Apr 5, 2016: In part two of our series on incorporating parish volunteers into immigration-related services, we move our focus to immigrant integration. Immigrant integration occurs most successfully at the local level, particularly because a community designs its response around the local and immediate needs of its community members.

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Newsletter

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  • Sep 28, 2015: CLINIC Newsletter - September 2015
    Sep 28, 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.
  • Aug 21, 2015: CLINIC Newsletter - August 2015
    Aug 21, 2015: 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.
  • Jul 24, 2015: CLINIC Newsletter - July 2015
    Jul 24, 2015: 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.

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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...

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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 5, 2016. Read our analysis of the rule.   
  • Infographic about fee changes
    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.

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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.
  • Image from Pope Quote Document
    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.

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Immigration Advocacy

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  • 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.
  • Nov 18, 2015: CLINIC’s Tips for Submitting Comments to EOIR About the Proposed BIA...
    Nov 18, 2015: Need to submit comments to EOIR about the proposed BIA Recognition and Arreditation rule changes? Check out our tips first!
  • Oct 16, 2015: Advocate’s Corner: Tips for Contacting USCIS
    Oct 16, 2015: Calling USCIS’s National Customer Service Center (NCSC) can be time consuming. Here are some tips, for CLINIC affiliates only, on making your communications with the NCSC productive.

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Podcasts

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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.

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Online Resources/Helpful Links

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  • Pinned to topOct 28, 2013: Immigration Legal Program Management Self Assessment Tool
    Pinned to topOct 28, 2013: CLINIC has identified seven areas which, when developed fully, are strong indicators of a successful, charitable legal immigration program. CLINIC offers this self assessment tool to identify program strengths and weaknesses so that improvements can be targeted and purposefully undertaken.
  • 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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Other/General

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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...

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