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  • Apr 22, 2015: Children under 15 Too Young to Commit Fraud
    Apr 22, 2015: The DOS has amended the Foreign Affairs Manual to clarify that children under the age of 15 cannot act “willfully” and therefore cannot be found inadmissible for committing fraud or misrepresentation pursuant to INA § 212(a)(6)(C)(i). 9 FAM 40.63 N5.3 Minors. For aliens between the ages of 15 to 16, the consular officer will need to determine if the child was acting at the direction of an adult...
  • Apr 22, 2015: New Pilot Program Assessment Letter for CDJ
    Apr 22, 2015: The DOS has recently announced that it will start a pilot program involving persons applying for an immigrant visa at the U.S. consulates in Cd. Juarez, Mexico (CDJ) and Montreal, Canada.  The National Visa Center will be conducting its standard review of the forms and documents submitted by the applicant, including a review of the affidavit of support, civil documents, and police certificates...
  • Apr 22, 2015: Update on CSPA’s One-Year Filing Requirement
    Apr 22, 2015: The Department of State (DOS) recently confirmed that it will accept payment of the immigrant visa fee as satisfying the one-year filing requirement under the Child Status Protection Act.  In order for a child in the preference category to retain the “under 21” age status, and thus remain in the F-2A or derivative category, he or she must has “sought to acquire the status of an alien lawfully...

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  • Feb 20, 2014: Webinar: Top Ten Issues in Program Management
    Feb 20, 2014: Join CLINIC for a conversation about the top most common program management issues and how program managers resolve them. Topics will range from the equipment and tools needed for an immigration legal service program to tracking cases data and deadlines to setting a budget for staff professional development. Capacity Building director Jeff Chenoweth and Field Support Coordinator Leya Speasmaker...
  • Feb 6, 2014: Keeping Up With the News: First Quarterly Webinar of 2014
    Feb 6, 2014: Click Here to Download a Copy of the PowerPoint Presentation
  • Nov 22, 2013: Webinar: State and Local Immigration Laws: Recap of 2013 and Outlook for 2014
    Nov 22, 2013: This webinar reviews some of the anti-immigrant and pro-immigrant laws passed by states in 2013 on topics including state-issued identification and driver's licenses, refugee resettlement, immigration enforcement, and access to higher education.

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  • Sep 19, 2012: Support for Integration Grant Funding
    Sep 19, 2012: CLINIC and other organizations that help permanent residents naturalize and that promote the integration of newcomers sent the attached letter to Representative Nancy Pelosi, urging her to support appropriations funding for the U.S. Citizenship and Integration Grants Program.  Since the program began in October 2009, USCIS’s Program has helped more than 38,000 permanent residents in 30 states...
  • Jul 26, 2012: Support for the Help Separated Families Act of 2012
    Jul 26, 2012: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) signed onto this letter July 23, 2012 urging members of Congress to support the Help Separated Families Act, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-34). The bill aims to improve the likelihood that children placed in the child welfare system as a result of immigration enforcement actions against their parents...
  • Jun 1, 2012: Comments on Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for...
    Jun 1, 2012: On January 9, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its intention to change its current process for filing and adjudicating certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant petition.  On April 2, 2012, the agency issued proposed regulations to allow certain applicants to apply for and receive a provisional...

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