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  • Mar 25, 2014: Electing to Naturalize: The Importance of Planning Ahead
    Mar 25, 2014: On Election Day, it can seem like a burden to wake up early and stand in line at your local polling place, but the ability to vote is a prized benefit of citizenship and an important step in the journey to full integration in the United States. The benefits of citizenship are numerous and the CLINIC network has long advocated naturalization for all eligible permanent residents.
  • Mar 25, 2014: CLINIC Builds Capacity for Citizenship Services
    Mar 25, 2014: CLINIC's National Capacity Building Project, funded by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Citizenship, has provided technical assistance and funding to four local affiliate agencies to establish new programs in English as a Second Language (ESL)/citizenship education and/or naturalization application assistance.
  • Mar 24, 2014: TPS for Haitians Extended
    Mar 24, 2014: The Department of Homeland Security has extended its designation of Haiti for TPS for 18 months.  The extension will begin on July 23, 2014 and last through January 22, 2016.  The 60-day re-registration period for those who currently have TPS began on March 3, 2014 and will end on May 2, 2014.  Those who are eligible and timely re-register will be granted an EAD with an expiration date of January...

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  • Sep 30, 2013: Asylee Information
    Sep 30, 2013: Each year, more than 20,000 people from over 100 nations are granted asylum in the United States. Asylees have often suffered from persecution in their country of origin, forced migration, detention in the United States, and the uncertainty of the asylum adjudication process. Most confront systemic and bureaucratic barriers to resettlement and integration, and need well-coordinated and prompt...
  • Sep 27, 2013: Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration (Sept 2013)
    Sep 27, 2013: Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration discusses five state-level legislative initiatives that promote the integration of immigrants into our states and communities.  The integration measures discussed include legislation that creates tuition equity for all; strengthens human trafficking laws; invests in English language instruction; uses the budget process to integrate immigrants;...
  • Sep 26, 2013: Toolkit for Naturalization Workshops
    Sep 26, 2013: A naturalization group application workshop is a one-day community event that brings professionals and trained volunteers together to assist Lawful Permanent Residents in completing the Application for Naturalization (N-400). The workshop is an essential tool for efficiently and effectively providing naturalization assistance to large numbers of people. The success of the workshop model depends...

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  • Dec 16, 2011: VAWA: Estado Migratorio Legal para las Victimas de la Violencia Doméstica
    Dec 16, 2011:  ¿Ha sufrido Ud. daños fisicos o emocionales de parte de su conyuge, padre o madre siendo ellosresidentes legales; o por su hijo o hija mayor de edad siendo ellos ciudadanos estadounidenses? Si es así, Ud. podría ser elegible para solicitar la residencia legal bajo la ley titulada : La Ley de la Violencia Contra La Mujer cuyas siglas en inglés son VAWA (VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT). ¿QUÉ SIGNIFICA...
  • Dec 16, 2011: VAWA: Status for Victims of Domestic Violence
    Dec 16, 2011: Click here for the fact sheet.
  • Dec 16, 2011: VAWA: Status for Victims of Domestic Violence
    Dec 16, 2011: Have you been physically or emotionally harmed by your U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or parent, or your adult U.S. citizen son or daughter? If so, you may be eligible to apply for lawful immigration status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). WHAT IS “VAWA”? WHO QUALIFIES FOR VAWA PROTECTION?

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  • Feb 15, 2013: OMB Control Number 1615-0052, comments to USCIS proposed N-400, Docket ID 2008-...
    Feb 15, 2013: CLINIC and  the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) have shared comments with  USCIS concerning proposed changes to N-400, Application for Naturalization, and accompanying instructions.
  • Jan 15, 2013: CLINIC Comments on Age-out Protections for U Visa Derivatives
    Jan 15, 2013: On January 10, 2013, CLINIC shared comments on USCIS’s policy memo, “Age-Out Protection for Derivative U Nonimmigrant Status Holders: Pending Petitions, Initial Approvals, and Extension of Status.”  CLINIC welcomes the issuance of the guidance, as this policy will provide much needed security for the immigrant crime victims and their families that CLINIC members serve.  We are encouraged by USCIS...
  • Jan 15, 2013: CLINIC Comments on Employment Eligibility for VAWA Beneficiaries
    Jan 15, 2013: On January 10, 2013, CLINIC shared comments with USCIS on its guidance entitled “Eligibility for Employment Authorization upon Approval of a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self- Petition; and, Eligibility for Employment Authorization for Battered Spouses of Certain Nonimmigrants.”  CLINIC’s comments addressed concerns regarding the employment authorization process for approved VAWA...

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  • Mar 14, 2011: Starting a Legal Immigration Program: Capacity Building in a Charitable...
    Mar 14, 2011: The Need for Charitable Legal Immigration Services Current capacity does not meet current demands for low-cost legal representation in immigration matters. For instance, immigrants eligible and soon-to-be eligible to naturalize as U.S. citizens have less income, education, and English language ability than immigrants who naturalized in previous decades.
  • Feb 22, 2011: Thinking About Case Management
    Feb 22, 2011: The design and implementation of immigration case management systems will vary among immigration programs since every program is different.  However, a program whose case management system works for staff members and meets the needs of clients are the most effective.
  • May 1, 2010: Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Earned Pathway to...
    May 1, 2010: CLINIC has updated its 2006 Legalization Manual.

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