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  • Apr 22, 2015: 10th Circuit Joins the Crowd: Another Rejection of the BIA’s 212(h) Aggravated...
    Apr 22, 2015: Carlos Jovany Medina-Rosales is an LPR who obtained his residency through adjustment of status in 2001.  Twelve years later, in 2013, he was convicted of grand larceny and was placed in removal proceedings in Tulsa, OK, charged with deportability for an aggravated felony offense.   Conceding the charge, Mr. Medina-Rosales sought to re-adjust, and to waive his inadmissibility under INA § 212(h)....
  • Apr 22, 2015: No Marriage Fraud Without a Marriage
    Apr 22, 2015: By Susan Schreiber When you read the words "marriage fraud,” you probably think of a marriage entered into for purposes of obtaining an immigration benefit.  Such marriages, among other things, trigger  INA § 204(c) consequences,  i.e. a bar against petition approval where the  beneficiary has previously sought status  based on a fraudulent marriage or "has attempted  or conspired to enter into a...
  • 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...

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Toolkits

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  • Jun 10, 2013: Volunteer Management Toolkit
    Jun 10, 2013: Many tasks in an immigration legal services program can be completed by volunteers. Using volunteers when possible frees up staff time that can be devoted to offering more services to clients. This toolkit contains helpful information on how best to use volunteers in your program, how to recruit and retain volunteers, and how to incorporate them into your program’s plan for the passage of...
  • Aug 13, 2012: Toolkit for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Workshops
    Aug 13, 2012: A group application workshop is a one-day, and in some cases two-day, community even that brings professionals and trained volunteers together to assist childhood arrivals or “DREAMers” in completing applications for Deferred Action.  The workshop is an essential tool for efficiently and effectively providing application assistance to large numbers of people.  The success of the workshop model...
  • Feb 3, 2012: A Toolkit for Communities to Advocate Against ICE Partnerships with Local Law...
    Feb 3, 2012: This tool kit provides an overview of the Criminal Alien Program, the Secure Communities Program, and the 287(g) Program. It also recommends strategies to advocate against the implementation and halt the continuation of these programs in communities.

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Webinars

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  • Aug 20, 2014: DACA Initial/Renewal Clinic Training for Volunteers
    Aug 20, 2014: Volunteer Training Part 1 - DACA Overview and the Eligibility Guidelines     Volunteer Training Part 2 - How to Complete the Application Forms     Volunteer Training Part 3 -  Overview of the DACA Workshop Model  
  • Aug 13, 2014: How to Create a Citizenship Education Program
    Aug 13, 2014: Are you interested in providing more comprehensive citizenship and immigrant integration services? Join us for this free webinar on citizenship education programs. We discuss how and why legal service providers are well-positioned to offer citizenship classes; present key components of a successful citizenship education program; provide resources and next steps for implementing a program; and...
  • Jul 31, 2014: DACA Renewal and Updates
    Jul 31, 2014:     This webinar provides an overview of the DACA renewal process and highlights other updates to DACA guidance.  We share practice tips and respond to common questions about the renewal process and the new Form I-821D. 

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Newsletter

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  • Oct 29, 2013: USCIS Workload Transfer
    Oct 29, 2013: By Allison Posner USCIS recently began transferring Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, filed by U.S. citizens for their eligible immediate relatives (spouse, child, or parent) from the National Benefits Center to the Nebraska, Texas, and California Service Centers to balance the agency’s overall operational workload.

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Federal Advocacy

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  • Mar 5, 2014: CLINIC's Comments in Response to Changes in Form I-821D
    Mar 5, 2014: On February 14, 2014, CLINIC submitted comments to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the agency’s proposed changes to Form I-821D, the form used to request Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The proposed changes to the form establish procedures for individuals to demonstrate continued eligibility for deferred action – extending the two years of deferral originally...
  • Nov 6, 2013: CLINIC Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in CSPA Challenge
    Nov 6, 2013: CLINIC's Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court The above document is a copy of the amicus brief that CLINIC filed with the US Supreme Court in a case challenging the government’s interpretation of a part of the CSPA.
  • Aug 14, 2013: CLINIC Letter to Director Mayorkas on Provisional Waiver Denials
    Aug 14, 2013: On August 5, CLINIC sent a letter to Director Mayorkas regarding what we believe to be the improper implementation of USCIS's regulations governing the provisional waiver for unlawful presence. Click Here to read the letter.

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Publications, Guides, and Reports

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  • May 1, 2010: Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Earned Pathway to...
    May 1, 2010: The manual, Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Earned Pathway to Citizenship and Beyond offers recommendations from “veterans” of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
  • Feb 1, 2008: Strategies for Naturalizing the Most Vulnerable Applicants Handbook
    Feb 1, 2008: Refugees and immigrants strongly desire U.S. citizenship. Yet, many of them, especially those who are elderly, disabled, low-income, low-literate, and limited English proficient, face serious challenges in the naturalization process. These challenges can impede their integration and their civic participation in U.S. society.
  • May 1, 2006: Immigrant-Led Organizers in Their Own Voices
    May 1, 2006: The United States is experiencing historically unprecedented levels of immigration. As of March 2005, there were 37 million foreign-born persons in the United States, making up 12 percent of the population. Approximately 14 million immigrants arrived during the 1990s.2 From the early 1990s to 2000, the number of immigrants increased by 61 percent.

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Online Resources/Helpful Links

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  • Oct 23, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Nebraska
    Oct 23, 2013: Nebraska bishops call for changes that include an “earned path to citizenship for the undocumented.” - August 30, 2013
  • Oct 23, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Colorado
    Oct 23, 2013: Colorado bishops' pastoral letter urges broad immigration reform - October 1, 2013
  • Oct 16, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Utah
    Oct 16, 2013: Op Ed in the Salt Lake City Tribune by Bishop John C. Webster Asking Senator Hatch to Refrain From Offering Proposed Amendments to the Senate Immigration Bill - June 18, 2013    

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