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  • Jan 27, 2015: CLINIC and TODEC Double BIA Legal Capacity in Inland Empire
    Jan 27, 2015: By Martin Gauto One of CLINIC’s core functions is to boost legal capacity in underserved areas in the United States. An area experiencing a severe shortage in low-cost, professional immigration legal service providers is the Inland Empire (or the “IE” as it is known) region of Southern California.  It is home to over one million foreign-born persons. Fortunately, Training Occupational...
  • Jan 27, 2015: BIA Concludes “Deadly Conduct” is a CIMT
    Jan 27, 2015: By Sarah Bronstein On January 8, 2015, the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a decision in Matter of O.A. Hernandez, 26 I&N Dec. 464 (BIA 2015), finding that the offense of “deadly conduct” under the Texas Penal Code is a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT).  The analysis of CIMTs is an area of the law that has evolved significantly in the last few years.  This decision gives us one more...

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  • Jul 2, 2013: Webinar - The Implementation of DACA in the States and Lessons Learned for...
    Jul 2, 2013: This webinar is for legal service providers, immigrant advocates, educators, faith leaders, employers, community organizers, and others helping DREAMers apply for DACA or navigate work, school, and life after receiving DACA. Have you had issues helping DACA applicants meet the education eligibility requirements, obtain juvenile records, or access scholarships or loans?
  • May 14, 2013: Preparing for CLINIC/JFI Advocacy Day
    May 14, 2013: Advocacy Day is Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Get ready for your day on Capitol Hill!  Kevin Appleby, Director of USCCB's Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs and Allison Posner, CLINIC's Director of Advocacy will speak about the Church's position on immigration reform and how to frame your "asks" when speaking with your representatives.  We will also review the agenda for Advocacy Day and...
  • May 10, 2013: Case Management for CIR
    May 10, 2013: Held on May 6, 2013.

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  • Mar 28, 2012: Religious Worker Visa Program Sign On Letter
    Mar 28, 2012: CLINIC and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined other faith-based organizations in asking Congress to permanently extend the Religious Worker Visa Program.  See the letter here.
  • Mar 21, 2012: Advocates Support Expansion of the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (...
    Mar 21, 2012: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with other faith-based, human rights, immigrant advocacy, and legal service organizations expressed thir support for expanding the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), a program within the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Since its launch in 2003, LOP has generated bipartisan support because of its...
  • Mar 13, 2012: Comments on Public Meetings: Proposed Changes to Regulations Governing...
    Mar 13, 2012: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) submits these comments in response to the request for public comment by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) in advance of its two public meetings on the agency's proposal to amend the regulations governing the recognition of organizations and accreditation of representatives who appear before EOIR.

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  • 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
  • Oct 16, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - National
    Oct 16, 2013:   USCCB President, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Urges Congress to Reform Immigration System - June 5, 2014

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