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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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  • 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:
  • Mar 27, 2008: Increasing the Participation of Refugee Seniors in the Civic Life of Their...
    Mar 27, 2008: Created by Mosaica: The Center for Nonprofit Development & Pluralism in partnership with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. under a project funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, “Technical Assistance to Promote Refugee Citizenship & Civic Participation.” Thisguide was developed through a collaboration between Mosaica and the Temple University Center for Intergenerational...

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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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  • 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 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...
  • Feb 22, 2011: Immigration Case Management Tools
    Feb 22, 2011: A good case management database contains both immigration forms and client-specific information.  The database may be software for stand-alone or networked computers or it may be web-based with the server off-site.  Either way, the choice and utilization of a database is an important investment for your immigration program.  In addition to completing forms, the database helps staff manage the...
  • Feb 22, 2011: Developing Case Management Policies and Procedures
    Feb 22, 2011: When you are thinking of developing or changing your case management system, solicit your immigration staff to get their feedback, or even better is if they participate in the development or revision of that process.    The system works only if it makes sense to those who have to adhere to, carry out, and manage it.  Once you determined your case management system, document it in a policies and...

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