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  • Feb 20, 2014: Nebraska Service Center Teleconference – January 16, 2014
    Feb 20, 2014: By Allison Posner On January 16, 2014, USCIS’s Nebraska Service Center (NSC) held a stakeholder engagement on issues related to processing of refugee and asylee petitions. Select questions and answers from the teleconference are below.  Please note that this teleconference was part of a series of informal monthly stakeholder calls held by the NSC.  If you wish to participate in the monthly calls...
  • Feb 20, 2014: Nebraska Service Center Teleconference - February 13, 2014
    Feb 20, 2014: By Allison Posner The following are the unofficial minutes from a teleconference with the Nebraska Service center on February 13, 2014. Please note that this teleconference was part of a series of informal monthly stakeholder calls held by the NSC.  If you wish to participate in the monthly calls, email CEO.NSC2@USCIS.DHS.GOV  with your contact information, and you will be added to the center’s...
  • Feb 20, 2014: New CLINIC Resources on Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented
    Feb 20, 2014: By Jen Riddle Did you know that CLINIC has recently created two new resources related to states permitting undocumented residents to apply for driver’s licenses?

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  • Aug 12, 2011: Creating a Citizenship Preparation Program
    Aug 12, 2011: Citizenship test preparation and quality legal services go hand in hand in assisting an immigrant along the path to citizenship. A prospective bill for comprehensive immigration reform will most likely bring changes in legal and language requirements for citizenship. It is the job of all legal service providers and teaching professionals working with the foreign born to anticipate these...
  • Jul 14, 2011: A Tool Kit for Communities to Advocate Against ICE Partnerships with Local Law...
    Jul 14, 2011: 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.
  • Jul 11, 2011: Using International Law in U.S. Immigration Cases
    Jul 11, 2011: The following resources were created as part of a partnership between CLINIC and the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University to encourage the use of international law arguments in U.S. immigration cases:

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  • Apr 30, 2013: Senate CIR Bill: Highlights of Proposed Legislation
    Apr 30, 2013: Legislation was introduced in the Senate today that would create a pathway to citizenship for most of the undocumented persons living in the United States.  It would also overhaul the family-based immigration system, create new opportunities for guest workers and other nonimmigrants, and impose heightened border, interior, and workplace enforcement.  Listen as CLINIC staff summarizes the most...
  • Mar 28, 2013: BIA Recognition and Accreditation for Start-up and Expanding Programs
    Mar 28, 2013: Join us for CLINIC’s kick-off webinar for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) preparation in 2013, the first in a series. This free webinar training covers the application process and requirements for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation. We also discuss the latest BIA developments, including the new FAQ sheet released by the BIA, training requirements for staff,...
  • Mar 28, 2013: BIA Recognition and Accreditation for Start-up and Expanding Programs
    Mar 28, 2013: Join us for CLINIC’s kick-off webinar for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) preparation in 2013, the first in a series. This free webinar training covers the application process and requirements for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognition and accreditation.

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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 and...
  • 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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  • Mar 24, 2009: Catholic Social Teaching and Migration Presentation
    Mar 24, 2009: This presentation, which was first given in July 2008, gives an overview of Catholic social teaching on migration. Topics include:
  • Mar 10, 2009: Translations of Citizenship Test Questions
    Mar 10, 2009: The translations listed here were completed by USCIS and community organizations throughout the country. For translations completed by community organizations, the organization's contact information is included on the translation.
  • Dec 29, 2008: Facts for Documented and Undocumented Workers Helping to Clean-up and Rebuild...
    Dec 29, 2008: IMMIGRANT WORKERS’ RIGHTS All workers, including documented and undocumented immigrant workers, are protected by many U.S. employment and labor laws. Rights that may apply to workers depending upon the circumstances include: Right to be paid. In most instances, workers have the right to be paid minimum wage ($5.15 an hour) and to receive overtime pay for work over 40 hours a week. If workers do...

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