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  • Jan 27, 2015: CLINIC and TODEC Double BIA Legal Capacity in Inland Empire
    Jan 27, 2015: By Martin Gauto One of CLINIC’s core functions is to boost legal capacity in underserved areas in the United States. An area experiencing a severe shortage in low-cost, professional immigration legal service providers is the Inland Empire (or the “IE” as it is known) region of Southern California.  It is home to over one million foreign-born persons. Fortunately, Training Occupational...
  • Jan 27, 2015: BIA Concludes “Deadly Conduct” is a CIMT
    Jan 27, 2015: By Sarah Bronstein On January 8, 2015, the Board of Immigration Appeals issued a decision in Matter of O.A. Hernandez, 26 I&N Dec. 464 (BIA 2015), finding that the offense of “deadly conduct” under the Texas Penal Code is a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT).  The analysis of CIMTs is an area of the law that has evolved significantly in the last few years.  This decision gives us one more...

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  • Oct 10, 2013: Harnessing the Power of Partnerships
    Oct 10, 2013: This webinar training covers how to develop and use partnerships effectively and what resources you can use to manage them. Held 4/22/13
  • Sep 19, 2013: Webinar - Travel Abroad for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
    Sep 19, 2013: This webinar is for non-immigration lawyers, community organizers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and others who would like to learn about how DACA recipients can travel abroad.
  • Sep 10, 2013: Webinar - DACA - One Year Later
    Sep 10, 2013: This webinar is for legal service providers and others helping DREAMers apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). One year after DACA’s launch, we will review important DACA developments and explore ways we can continue to improve DACA-related services.

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  • 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...
  • Mar 30, 2012: Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Regulations Governing Recognition and...
    Mar 30, 2012: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) submitted these comments on March 30, 2012 in response to the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) proposal to amend the regulations governing the recognition of organizations and accreditation of representatives who appear before EOIR.

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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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