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  • Apr 22, 2015: New Pilot Program Assessment Letter for CDJ
    Apr 22, 2015: The DOS has recently announced that it will start a pilot program involving persons applying for an immigrant visa at the U.S. consulates in Cd. Juarez, Mexico (CDJ) and Montreal, Canada.  The National Visa Center will be conducting its standard review of the forms and documents submitted by the applicant, including a review of the affidavit of support, civil documents, and police certificates...
  • Apr 22, 2015: Update on CSPA’s One-Year Filing Requirement
    Apr 22, 2015: The Department of State (DOS) recently confirmed that it will accept payment of the immigrant visa fee as satisfying the one-year filing requirement under the Child Status Protection Act.  In order for a child in the preference category to retain the “under 21” age status, and thus remain in the F-2A or derivative category, he or she must has “sought to acquire the status of an alien lawfully...
  • Apr 22, 2015: CLINIC Helps Indiana Welcome Newcomers
    Apr 22, 2015: By Jeff Chenoweth Across the country CLINIC and its 260-plus affiliates strive to welcome newcomers who seek to reunite with long-separated family members, work for fair wages with dignity, and find legal protections in the United States from persecution in their countries of origin. Helping our country, state, or local community to be welcoming to immigrants isn’t always easy, but it is the...

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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...
  • 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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  • Oct 16, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Maryland
    Oct 16, 2013: "Immigration a Test of Faith," by Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien Maryland bishops encourage immigration reform - October 17, 2013  
  • Oct 16, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Indiana
    Oct 16, 2013: Indiana Compact, signed by Indianapolis Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein and Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette Indiana Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Immigration:
  • Oct 16, 2013: What the Bishops Are Saying - Georgia
    Oct 16, 2013: Pastoral Statements by the Catholic Bishops of Georgia Letters from the Archdiocese of Atlanta to Senators Isakson and Chambliss on Support for Senate Bill 744 – Immigration Reform - June 20, 2013

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