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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. A...

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Toolkits

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  • Pinned to topFeb 22, 2011: Case Management Toolkit
    Pinned to topFeb 22, 2011: This toolkit is intended to facilitate the process of designing and/or improving the case management system in your immigration program.  In a legal immigration context, case management system consists of: policies and procedures; forms; a database; and files used by legal representatives in a standardized manner for the purposes of delivering professional services and avoiding errors that can...
  • Jun 29, 2015: Legal Services Practitioner Toolkit
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  • Apr 15, 2015: Citizenship Toolkit
    Apr 15, 2015: This toolkit contains a variety of resources collected and produced through CLINIC’s citizenship projects.  It is designed to assist agencies providing citizenship services and civic participation opportunities for the most vulnerable applicants.

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Webinars

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  • Dec 8, 2016: Webinar: Training and Technical Assistance on Building Legal Capacity to Combat...
    Dec 8, 2016: This webinar was recorded on December 7, 2016 Presented by: U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with  the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. 
  • 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 advice...
  • 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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  • Dec 17, 2013: Adjustment for Visa Waiver Entrants
    Dec 17, 2013: By Kristina Karpinski On November 14, 2013, USCIS issued a policy memorandum on adjudication of Form I-485, Application to Register or Adjust Status, filed by immediate relatives of U.S. citizens admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  This long awaited guidance clarifies USCIS's position on adjudication of adjustment cases filed after the applicant's 90-day period of...
  • Dec 17, 2013: Network Profile (December 2013)
    Dec 17, 2013: CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities.  We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing monthly in Catholic Legal Immigration News.        Sandra Sanchez Case Manager, BIA American Friends Service Committee, Des Moines, IA
  • Dec 17, 2013: BIA Accreditations (December 2013)
    Dec 17, 2013: CLINIC congratulates the following program staff on receiving partial BIA accreditation: Madelyn Hennessy and Robert Cronin of Catholic Charities of Worcester, MA were both approved for partial BIA accreditation in October 2013.

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Community Engagement

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  • Mar 2, 2012: Spotlight on Integration: 6 Part Series
    Mar 2, 2012: Looking for ideas to promote and encourage immigrant integration within your community? CLINIC offers this 6 part series that spotlights immigrant integration initiatives across our network. Learn the definition of immigrant integration, its importance for our network and nation, and how it can be promoted locally. Featured programs encourage relationships between the receiving community and...
  • Mar 2, 2012: Spotlight on Integration: 6 Part Series
    Mar 2, 2012: Looking for ideas to promote and encourage immigrant integration within your community? CLINIC offers this 6 part series that spotlights immigrant integration initiatives across our network. Learn the definition of immigrant integration, its importance for our network and nation, and how it can be promoted locally. Featured programs encourage relationships between the receiving community and...
  • Dec 16, 2011: VAWA: Estado Migratorio Legal para las Victimas de la Violencia Doméstica
    Dec 16, 2011: Baje la hoja informativa aquí.

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Federal Advocacy

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  • 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.   
  • 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.
  • May 2, 2016: USCIS Fee Changes
    May 2, 2016: USCIS is in the process of updating its existing fee schedule. The new proposed schedule will change some of the fees for immigration and naturalization applications, as well as visa petitions and nonimmigrant applications. USCIS has indicated the proposed regulation is expected to be published in the coming months (May - June).

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Publications, Guides, and Reports

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  • Pinned to topFeb 6, 2015: The Citizenship Test
    Pinned to topFeb 6, 2015: Newly updated in 2015, CLINIC’s study guide for the U.S. citizenship test explains the naturalization testing requirements and contains 13 study units on U.S. history and civics with many colorful and historic photos and illustrations, as well as maps, diagrams, and timelines. It includes a glossary of vocabulary words and test review questions for each unit. There are also discussion questions...
  • Pinned to topOct 23, 2013: A More Perfect Union: A National Citizenship Plan
    Pinned to topOct 23, 2013: The United States is a nation of immigrants united by a common creed and shared values. With 37 million foreign born residents, the United States’ strength and vitality depends on the contributions of its newest members. However, the integration of a population of this magnitude and diversity cannot be assumed. The pressing policy question becomes: what can be done to promote the integration of...
  • 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. 

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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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Podcasts

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  • Jun 22, 2011: Indiana Immigration Law PL 171 Q & A
    Jun 22, 2011: This podcast is a short Q & A on Indiana’s immigration law PL 171.
  • Apr 23, 2009: Podcast: Interview with Bishop Jaime Soto
    Apr 23, 2009: CLINIC has launched an audio series on Catholic social teaching. The recordings emphasize the lessons inherent in our faith that promotes dignity of all human beings and our work on behalf of immigrants and other vulnerable populations. We invite you to listen and share your comments. Our first podcast is an interview with Bishop Jaime Soto, bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento and chairman of...

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Online Resources/Helpful Links

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  • Jun 9, 2014: What the Bishops Are Saying - Kentucky
    Jun 9, 2014: Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, Urges Congress to Reform Immigration System - June 5, 2014
  • Mar 19, 2014: Assisting Clients in Complying with Tax Filing Requirements
    Mar 19, 2014: Back to CLINIC's CIR Resource Page  
  • Mar 19, 2014: Assisting Clients in Complying with Tax Filing Requirements
    Mar 19, 2014: Employed immigrants, regardless of status or documents used to acquire employment, are required to file taxes. Service providers working with the foreign-born can offer tax assistance preparation and support as their clients work to fulfill this federal requirement. Those without a Social Security Number can apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to use when filing taxes....

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Other/General

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