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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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  • Jan 24, 2014: Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    Jan 24, 2014: By Tatyana Delgado, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum allowing individuals who entered the U.S. as children and meet certain guidelines to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting DACA applications in August...
  • Dec 16, 2013: The Year of DACA
    Dec 16, 2013: By Minyoung Ohm RIS Staff Attorney   
  • 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.

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Catholic Social Teaching

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  • Dec 22, 2008: Statements of Pope Benedict XVI Regarding Immigration
    Dec 22, 2008: Words from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, Regarding Immigration During His Apostolic Journey to the United States April 15-20 2008Interview with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, during his flight to America, Tuesday, 15 April 2008 (Question from Andrés Leonardo Beltramo Álvarez): 
  • Dec 22, 2008: Statements of Pope Benedict XVI Regarding Immigration
    Dec 22, 2008: Words from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, Regarding ImmigrationDuring His Apostolic Journey to the United StatesApril 15-20 2008
  • Dec 22, 2008: Compilation of Catholic Social Teaching Passages on Migration
    Dec 22, 2008: Collection of Passages from Core Social Teaching Documents on Migration from the following sources: MAJOR DOCUMENTS 1891 – Rerum Novarum 1952 – Exsul Familia

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Citizenship

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  • Feb 19, 2013: OMB Control Number 1615-0052, comments to USCIS proposed N-400, Docket ID 2008-...
    Feb 19, 2013: CLINIC and  the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) have shared comments with  USCIS concerning proposed changes to N-400, Application for Naturalization, and accompanying instructions.
  • Jan 28, 2013: Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    Jan 28, 2013: This morning the New York Times published a bi-partisan statement of principles outlining four goals of immigration reform.  CLINIC welcomes this bi-partisan leadership in keeping the conversation moving.  The principles include a path to citizenship and relief for agricultural workers and highly skilled graduates.  The Senators also outline plans for continued enforcement along the border as...
  • Sep 17, 2012: "Mega" Group Application Workshop
    Sep 17, 2012: The purpose of the webinar is to educate charitable immigration legal staff on the unique differences of planning and implementing a large, "mega" group application workshop for naturalization and deferred action. Click here for the webinar slides. Held on September 12, 2012.

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Program Management

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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...
  • Nov 6, 2013: Asylee Eligibility for Resettlement Assistance Guide
    Nov 6, 2013: This guide is designed to give service providers the tools and information needed to address the barriers to resettlement and integration faced by asylees and to better assist their clients.  It contains crucial and timely information about the benefits and services for which asylees are eligible, including job placement assistance, English language classes, health screening, temporary cash and...
  • 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

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State/Local

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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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  • Oct 22, 2013: BIA Affirms Effect of Entry with False Claim of Citizenship
    Oct 22, 2013: BIA Affirms Effect of Entry with False Claim of Citizenship By Charles Wheeler
  • Oct 1, 2013: Update from the NBC on Provisional Waivers
    Oct 1, 2013: On September 26-27, 2013, CLINIC conducted a two-day training in Kansas City on provisional adjudication of unlawful presence waivers. The training included a presentation by Robert Blackwood, Assistant Section Director for Adjudications at the National Benefits Center (NBC), who gave an update on the waiver adjudication process at the NBC and answered questions from training participants. A...
  • Aug 14, 2013: CLINIC Letter to Director Mayorkas on Provisional Waiver Denials
    Aug 14, 2013: On August 5, CLINIC sent a letter to Director Mayorkas regarding what we believe to be the improper implementation of USCIS's regulations governing the provisional waiver for unlawful presence. Click Here to read the letter.

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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  • Sep 23, 2010: Post-Admission Issues for Asylees
    Sep 23, 2010: What if your asylee client has an error on his/her I-94 card?  Do you know how to get it corrected? What if Social Security won’t issue your asylee client a card?  What if an employer demands documentation from your asylee client that he or she doesn’t have? Documentation problems can impede asylees’ employment, access to public benefits, and integration.  
  • Apr 20, 2001: At-Risk Reports
    Apr 20, 2001: In 2000-2001, CLINIC published a series of reports on immigration issues based on numerous case studies. These are not current reports. The reports identify, track, and examine the impact of our nation's laws and immigration policies on at-risk immigrants. They illustrate particularly compelling problems faced by immigrants, clear explanations of the law at the root of such problems, and other...

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Family-based Immigration

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  • Jul 23, 2013: Sixth Circuit Finds that TPS Creates Eligibility for Adjustment Under Section...
    Jul 23, 2013: Sixth Circuit Finds that TPS Creates Eligibility for Adjustment Under Section 245(a) By Jennie Guilfoyle
  • Jun 26, 2013: Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA
    Jun 26, 2013: Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA By Jennie Guilfoyle and Susan Schreiber
  • Apr 20, 2001: At-Risk Reports
    Apr 20, 2001: In 2000-2001, CLINIC published a series of reports on immigration issues based on numerous case studies. These are not current reports. The reports identify, track, and examine the impact of our nation's laws and immigration policies on at-risk immigrants. They illustrate particularly compelling problems faced by immigrants, clear explanations of the law at the root of such problems, and other...

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Building Welcoming Communities

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  • Sep 27, 2013: Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration (Sept 2013)
    Sep 27, 2013: Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration discusses five state-level legislative initiatives that promote the integration of immigrants into our states and communities.  The integration measures discussed include legislation that creates tuition equity for all; strengthens human trafficking laws; invests in English language instruction; uses the budget process to integrate immigrants;...
  • Jun 10, 2013: Volunteer Management Toolkit
    Jun 10, 2013: Many tasks in an immigration legal services program can be completed by volunteers. Using volunteers when possible frees up staff time that can be devoted to offering more services to clients. This toolkit contains helpful information on how best to use volunteers in your program, how to recruit and retain volunteers, and how to incorporate them into your program’s plan for the passage of...
  • Jul 16, 2012: Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation
    Jul 16, 2012: The citizenship test, especially the English language requirement, often poses a major challenge for older applicants.  How can citizenship teachers and program administrators best meet the special needs of an older learner?  What are the best strategies for success?  Join us for this webinar about promising practices in instruction and program design for elders in your community.  We will also...

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Detention and Removal

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  • Apr 20, 2001: At-Risk Reports
    Apr 20, 2001: In 2000-2001, CLINIC published a series of reports on immigration issues based on numerous case studies. These are not current reports. The reports identify, track, and examine the impact of our nation's laws and immigration policies on at-risk immigrants. They illustrate particularly compelling problems faced by immigrants, clear explanations of the law at the root of such problems, and other...

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