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  • Nov 11, 2014: RIS Attorneys Hit the Road!
    Nov 11, 2014: This summer, several attorneys in the Religious Immigration Section of CLINIC had the opportunity to travel and meet with their clients.  The funding for this special endeavor was provided by a grant from the Open Society Foundation.  These trips provided the attorneys with the chance to meet with clients, provide information regarding religious worker immigration and the need for immigration...
  • Nov 11, 2014: Connecting with Clients
    Nov 11, 2014: By Minyoung Ohm RIS Staff Attorney  
  • Oct 27, 2014: TPS Extended for Hondurans and Nicaraguans
    Oct 27, 2014: Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months, beginning January 5, 2014 and ending July 6, 2016. Current Honduran and Nicaraguan beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS status must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from October 16, 2014, through...

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  • May 2, 2013: All About Fee Waivers
    May 2, 2013: This webinar training focuses on how to obtain a fee waiver for a naturalization applicant who is unable to pay the USCIS application fee. We discuss the fee waiver eligibility criteria, the application process with the Form I-912, and the documentation requirements. We also discuss problems or pitfalls that may arise and how to avoid these, as well as special considerations for completing fee...
  • Apr 30, 2013: Senate CIR Bill: Highlights of Proposed Legislation
    Apr 30, 2013: Legislation was introduced in the Senate today that would create a pathway to citizenship for most of the undocumented persons living in the United States.  It would also overhaul the family-based immigration system, create new opportunities for guest workers and other nonimmigrants, and impose heightened border, interior, and workplace enforcement.  Listen as CLINIC staff summarizes the most...
  • Mar 28, 2013: BIA Recognition and Accreditation for Start-up and Expanding Programs
    Mar 28, 2013: Join us for CLINIC’s kick-off webinar for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) preparation in 2013, the first in a series. This free webinar training covers the application process and requirements for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation. We also discuss the latest BIA developments, including the new FAQ sheet released by the BIA, training requirements for staff,...

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Federal Advocacy

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  • Aug 30, 2011: CLINIC Letter to Secure Communities Task Force
    Aug 30, 2011: CLINIC offers our faith-based perspective to recommend improvements to the Secure Communities program.
  • Jul 12, 2011: Comments on Policy on Unauthorized Practice of Law
    Jul 12, 2011: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) submits these comments in response to the request for public comments by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Policy Memorandum, PM-602-0039, The Role of USCIS District Directors in the Board of Immigration Appeals Recognition and Accreditation Process; Revisions to the Adjudicator’s Field Manual, New Chapter 12.6, AFM...
  • Apr 19, 2010: CLINIC Letter to USCIS and DHS - Further Relief for Victims of Haiti Earthquake
    Apr 19, 2010: The following letter was sent to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on April 15, 2010.

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  • 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
  • Oct 16, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Alabama
    Oct 16, 2013: Alabama Catholic Bishops' Immigration Statement

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