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  • Aug 21, 2015: Practice Advisory on Provisional Waivers
    Aug 21, 2015: On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of reforms modifying immigration policy (“Executive Action”). On the same day DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson issued agency-wide memoranda providing specific and more detailed information regarding the proposed changes. One of these memos concerned the agency’s plans to expand eligibility for the provisional waiver for unlawful presence.
  • Aug 21, 2015: The End of Family Detention or Another Rabbit Hole of Litigation?
    Aug 21, 2015: On July 24, 2015, Judge Dolly Gee of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued a long-awaited decision applying the Flores Settlement Agreement of 1997 to the minors currently detained in Dilley and Karnes City, Texas, and in Leesport, Pennsylvania.
  • Jul 27, 2015: Globalizing Charity: 7 Ways Your Local Government Can Help Unaccompanied Minors
    Jul 27, 2015: The response of the Catholic Church to the continued arrival of Central American children and families seeking protection in the United States has been tremendous.

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  • Mar 10, 2012: Prosecutorial Discretion Toolkit
    Mar 10, 2012: On November 20, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new immigration enforcement priorities in a memorandum entitled Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants. The guidance sets forth factors DHS should consider when deciding whether an individual is an enforcement priority or warrants a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion....
  • Jan 4, 2012: Citizenship and Civic Participation Toolkit
    Jan 4, 2012: This toolkit contains a variety of resources collected and produced through CLINIC’s citizenship projects.  It is designed to assist agencies providing citizenship services and civic participation opportunities for the most vulnerable applicants.
  • Aug 12, 2011: Creating a Citizenship Program Preparation Toolkit
    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...

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  • Mar 31, 2015: Countdown to Executive Action: Free Webinar Series for CLINIC Affiliates (...
    Mar 31, 2015: The March 27th webinar was the fourth webinar in the series, where we reviewed a few new legal developments regarding DAPA and DACA, talked about good client screening techniques, shared some advocacy updates, and highlighted a few affiliate preparation and service delivery models.
  • Mar 31, 2015: Building an Advocacy Coalition on the State and Local Levels
    Mar 31, 2015: This webinar focuses on immigration issues and describes how other areas of social justice such as safety net programs, education, and transportation can include an immigration component.
  • Mar 10, 2015: Webinar: The Role of Public Libraries in Naturalization
    Mar 10, 2015: Did you know that public libraries in your community can help with your program’s naturalization efforts? Join us for a free webinar to learn how libraries are prepared to support the immigrant community. We will discuss how and why libraries make a strong partner in citizenship efforts; what resources and programmatic support are available to libraries; things to consider when your program is...

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  • May 22, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - May 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 5
    May 22, 2014: In this issue…                         Parole in Place – Evaluating Successful Parole Requests News From the Catholic Network
  • Apr 28, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - April 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 4
    Apr 28, 2014: In this issue…                           USCIS Releases Second Revised Form I-821D and Outlines DACA Renewal Process   Advocacy Updates                                                                                                   
  • Mar 24, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - March 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 3
    Mar 24, 2014: In this issue…                         USCIS Releases “ICE-Granted DACA Renewal Guidance” Our Lenten Pilgrimage  News From the Catholic Network                                                                                  

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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: 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).

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  • Mar 27, 2013: Templates for CIR Fundraising
    Mar 27, 2013: Back to CLINIC's CIR Resource Page  
  • Sep 21, 2012: 20 Common DACA FAQs
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  • Jul 16, 2012: Ten Immigration Myths
    Jul 16, 2012: This document addresses ten immigration myths. It provides information from a variety of  resources in order to clarify these common misconceptions.  Click here to view Ten Immigration Myths.

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