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  • Mar 27, 2015: All in the (CLINIC) Family
    Mar 27, 2015: By Tessa W. McKenzie Our commitment to supporting newcomers is personal and at CLINIC, we are inspired by friends who have overcome numerous obstacles to become naturalized US citizens.  Saba Hailu is one such friend, who journeyed from aspiring citizen to new American.  Saba’s determination strengthens our resolve to ensure that the foreign-born have access to opportunities for citizenship and...
  • Mar 19, 2015: USCIS Issues Revised Form G-28
    Mar 19, 2015: By Jen Riddle This month, USCIS published revised versions of Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, and the accompanying instructions. Beginning on April 13, 2015, all applicants and representatives must submit the new version of the G-28 form (edition date: 3/5/2015). 
  • Mar 18, 2015: Stipulation Reached in Case for Abused, Abandoned or Neglected Immigrant...
    Mar 18, 2015: By Martin Gauto On March 4, 2015, the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL) and Public Counsel (both based in Los Angeles) reached an important agreement with the DHS that allows certain applicants for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and SIJS-based adjustment of status to request that the USCIS reopen their cases. Perez-Olano v. Holder, Case No. CV 05-3604 (C.D. Cal....

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  • 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.
  • 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...

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  • 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.
  • Jan 10, 2012: Open Letter in Response to the Closing of the Berks County Family Shelter Care...
    Jan 10, 2012: "We call on the administration to prioritize release of immigrant families in all cases. Weurge the administration to assign social workers to manage familiesʼ cases rather thanplacing them in detention. For families without housing, the administration shouldpartner with non-profit shelter or child welfare organizations experienced in supportingasylum-seeking and immigrant families to resolve any...
  • Dec 21, 2011: Comments on Special Immigrant Juvenile Regulations
    Dec 21, 2011: The undersigned members of the ICLN and other interested parties are writing in response to the regulations proposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) on September 6,2011, regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions. While we applaud the proposedregulations’ provisions reflecting the statutory language updated by the William WilberforceTrafficking Victims Protection...

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  • Oct 9, 2013: The Arizona SB 1070 Litigation (2012)
    Oct 9, 2013: Back to State and Local Immigration Project Page   Click here for 6/25/2012 Supreme Court opinion Where Is S.B. 1070 Now? (July 2014)   Resources

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