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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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  • Mar 5, 2014: CLINIC's Comments in Response to Changes in Form I-821D
    Mar 5, 2014: On February 14, 2014, CLINIC submitted comments to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the agency’s proposed changes to Form I-821D, the form used to request Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The proposed changes to the form establish procedures for individuals to demonstrate continued eligibility for deferred action – extending the two years of deferral originally...
  • Jan 30, 2014: DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign
    Jan 30, 2014: CLINIC released a DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign funded by Our Sunday Visitor. Through this campaign, CLINIC hopes to educate DACA-eligible individuals and encourage them to apply for and receive the help they need to stay and work legally in the U.S.
  • Jan 29, 2014: Life After DACA - FAQ
    Jan 29, 2014: GENERAL   1. Can DACA recipients travel abroad?  Yes, but only if they receive permission from the government. 

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Catholic Social Teaching

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Citizenship

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  • Feb 12, 2014: New Form N-400 Released by USCIS
    Feb 12, 2014: On February 4, 2014, USCIS released its long-awaited revision of the Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization). A draft of the new form was published in the Federal Register for comment on December 20, 2012 and again on March 20, 2013. CLINIC submitted comments on the draft together with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) on February 15, 2013. The comments are posted on the...
  • Dec 20, 2013: Citizenship for Us: A Handbook on Naturalization & Citizenship 6th Edition
    Dec 20, 2013: Citizenship for Us is a comprehensive guide to the naturalization process that provides detailed information on citizenship eligibility, requirements, and benefits and a step-by-step explanation of the N-400 (Application for Naturalization).  The guide includes 13 study units on U.S. history and civics, historic photos, timelines, a sample naturalization interview, and a chapter on civic...
  • Oct 22, 2013: Recent Circuit Court Cases on Derivation and Acquisition
    Oct 22, 2013: Recent Circuit Court Cases on Derivation and Acquisition By Jennie Guilfoyle and Debbie Smith Derivation of Citizenship Derivative citizenship under former INA § 321(a) does not require LPR status prior to turning 18, as long as the individual was residing in the United States before age 18, the Second Circuit held on August 12, 2013.  Nwozuzu v. Holder (2d Cir. 2013)

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Program Management

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  • Pinned to topFeb 22, 2011: Case Management Toolkit
    Pinned to topFeb 22, 2011: This toolkit is intended to facilitate the process of designing and/or improving the case management system in your immigration program.  In a legal immigration context, case management system consistsof: policies and procedures; forms; a database; and files used by legal representatives in a standardized manner for the purposes of delivering professional services and avoiding errors that can...
  • Mar 25, 2014: All About BIA Recognition & Accreditation
    Mar 25, 2014: Would you like to know more about how your nonprofit agency and staff can become authorized to provide immigration legal services? Join us for this webinar training on Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) agency recognition and staff accreditation.
  • Jan 24, 2014: CLINIC Concludes Successful Two-Year National Capacity Building Grant
    Jan 24, 2014: By Laura Burdick

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State/Local

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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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  • Dec 17, 2013: Adjustment for Visa Waiver Entrants
    Dec 17, 2013: By Kristina Karpinski On November 14, 2013, USCIS issued a policy memorandum on adjudication of Form I-485, Application to Register or Adjust Status, filed by immediate relatives of U.S. citizens admitted to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).  This long awaited guidance clarifies USCIS's position on adjudication of adjustment cases filed after the applicant's 90-day period of...
  • Nov 6, 2013: CLINIC Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in CSPA Challenge
    Nov 6, 2013: CLINIC's Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court The above document is a copy of the amicus brief that CLINIC filed with the US Supreme Court in a case challenging the government’s interpretation of a part of the CSPA.
  • Oct 22, 2013: New Policy on Minors and False Claims to U.S. Citizenship
    Oct 22, 2013: New Policy on Minors and False Claims to U.S. Citizenship By Sarah Bronstein

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VAWA and U

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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Family-based Immigration

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Building Welcoming Communities

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  • Dec 16, 2013: Partnership Toolkit
    Dec 16, 2013: Partnerships are a valuable tool for any organization looking to expand or strengthen services in the community. In a well-functioning partnership, all members contribute ideas to the group, coordinate dates and events so that all can participate, and mutually benefit from the partnership. There are several ways to establish a partnership and many tools to use that can help organize and manage...
  • 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 30, 2013: Asylee Information
    Sep 30, 2013: Each year, more than 20,000 people from over 100 nations are granted asylum in the United States. Asylees have often suffered from persecution in their country of origin, forced migration, detention in the United States, and the uncertainty of the asylum adjudication process. Most confront systemic and bureaucratic barriers to resettlement and integration, and need well-coordinated and prompt...

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Religious Immigration

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Detention and Removal

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  • Mar 10, 2012: Prosecutorial Discretion Toolkit
    Mar 10, 2012: What is prosecutorial discretion and how can it benefit my client? Over the past year, DHS and White House statements and memos have announced new immigration enforcement policies and priorities. This effort to implement new enforcement standards through the exercise of prosecutorial discretion includes the review of 300,000 cases at all stages of the removal process. While this review commenced...
  • Jan 10, 2012: Open Letter in Response to the Closing of the Berks County Family Shelter Care...
    Jan 10, 2012: "We call on the administration to prioritize release of immigrant families in all cases. Weurge the administration to assign social workers to manage familiesʼ cases rather thanplacing them in detention. For families without housing, the administration shouldpartner with non-profit shelter or child welfare organizations experienced in supportingasylum-seeking and immigrant families to resolve any...
  • Mar 27, 2009: Family Safety Planning Training Manual
    Mar 27, 2009: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has dramatically stepped up enforcement in the interior of the country. DHS agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division are arresting immigrants at their homes, workplaces and on the streets in communities all across the country.

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