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  • Jul 24, 2015: Retroactive Adoption Decrees Open Up Possibilities
    Jul 24, 2015: The BIA has held that an adoption is valid for immigration purposes – even if the child has turned 16 at the time of the final order – if the state court has allowed the order to be backdated.
  • Jul 24, 2015: Recent Decisions on Acquisition and Derivation of Citizenship
    Jul 24, 2015: The laws regarding acquisition and derivation of citizenship have changed frequently over the years, resulting in different requirements that must be satisfied in order for a U.S. citizen to pass citizenship on to children born abroad.
  • Jul 24, 2015: USCIS Proposes Expansion of Provisional Waiver Program
    Jul 24, 2015: The USCIS published a proposed rule in the Federal register on July 22, 2015 that would expand the current provisional waiver program in two significant ways. The agency is allowing the public 60 days to comment on the proposed regulatory change.

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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....
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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...
  • Feb 23, 2015: Countdown to Administrative Relief: Preliminary Injunction Edition (Webinar 3)
    Feb 23, 2015: In this third webinar in the series, we review the preliminary injunction announced in the Texas vs. U.S. case, the new FAQs and I-821D form instructions, and the possible consequences of a DHS shutdown. In addition, we give helpful tips on the work that your program can be focusing on now while waiting for the new programs to start.

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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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  • 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.
  • Mar 4, 2012: Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation, 2nd Edition (...
    Mar 4, 2012: Citizenship for Elders is a unique handbook for teachers and administrators on creating and managing a citizenship program for the older learner.  This handbook brings together the observations and insights of teachers from across the country on older learners from a wide range of cultures.  It is based on a nationwide survey of 200 programs.  It identifies the issues in teaching elders and...

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