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  • Jun 25, 2015: Update on DACA (June 18, 2015)
    Jun 25, 2015: By Jen Riddle and Jill Bussey This month marks the 3-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since DACA launched in 2012, over 664,000 individuals have been granted temporary reprieve from deportation and a work permit.  All 50 states now permit DACA recipients to apply for driver’s licenses, following policy reversals in Nebraska and Arizona due to...
  • Jun 2, 2015: Federal District Court Denies Emergency Stay Request on Executive Action
    Jun 2, 2015: On Tuesday, May 26, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the government’s request for an emergency stay of the injunction issued by a Brownsville judge in February.  That injunction stopped implementation of the expanded DACA and the DAPA programs that were already set to begin. The district court found that the plaintiffs – 26 states – had standing to bring the lawsuit and it found that...

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  • Jun 23, 2014: Webinar: Children Traveling Alone: The Catholic Church’s Response
    Jun 23, 2014:  This webinar discusses why unaccompanied children are coming to the United States, where they are staying, what services the Church is providing, and how you can help.   Panelists include experts on the root causes of migration from Central America and the emergency, social, and legal services available to these minor children.  Panelists:
  • Jun 12, 2014: Webinar: Preparing for DACA Renewals: The New I-821D
    Jun 12, 2014: This webinar for affiliates discusses the newly revised I-821D and USCIS guidelines for DACA renewal.  We provide updates on DACA policy and advocacy issues and also share program management tips on preparing for DACA renewals.  Finally, we consider how lessons learned from the initial DACA phase can be applied to the renewal process and to future immigration reform. The presenters for this...
  • May 22, 2014: Webinar: DACA and Advance Parole (May 2014)
    May 22, 2014: This webinar is for legal service providers helping Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients apply for permission to travel abroad using advance parole.

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  • Oct 29, 2013: CLINIC Newsletter - October 2013 - Vol. XVII No.10
    Oct 29, 2013: In this issue…   Update from the NBC on Provisional Waivers Advocacy NSC Teleconference Minutes USCIS Workload Transfer
  • Oct 29, 2013: Visa Bulletin November 2013
    Oct 29, 2013: Click to view a PDF of Novermber's Visa Bulletin
  • Oct 29, 2013: News From the Catholic Network
    Oct 29, 2013: New CLINIC Member CLINIC has accepted and welcomes a new member, Lafayette Urban Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana.  LUM is “an ecumenical organization of 42 church congregations following Christ’s mandate to love and serve.” Six Catholic congregations are members of LUM.  As such, Bishop Timothy L. Doherty wrote CLINIC asking that LUM be recognized as a Catholic member to CLINIC’s network. LUM...

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  • Oct 16, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Indiana
    Oct 16, 2013: Indiana Compact, signed by Indianapolis Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein and Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette Indiana Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Immigration:
  • Oct 16, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Georgia
    Oct 16, 2013: Pastoral Statements by the Catholic Bishops of Georgia Letters from the Archdiocese of Atlanta to Senators Isakson and Chambliss on Support for Senate Bill 744 – Immigration Reform - June 20, 2013
  • Oct 16, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Florida
    Oct 16, 2013: Putting the immigration debate in human terms - Archbishop Wenski Op-ed in the Miami Herald - April 15, 2014     Florida Bishops Statement on Immigration A Statement by the Bishops of Florida in Support of Immigration Reform - June 5, 2013

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