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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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  • Jun 10, 2014: USCIS Releases Revised Form I-821D and DACA Renewal Guidelines
    Jun 10, 2014: By Ilissa Mira, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney   On June 5, 2014, USCIS released the much anticipated revised Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The new dual-purpose form will be used to file both initial and renewal DACA requests.  As of the release date, USCIS will not accept DACA requests submitted on the old form.
  • May 22, 2014: Webinar: DACA and Advance Parole (May 2014)
    May 22, 2014: This webinar is for legal service providers helping Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients apply for permission to travel abroad using advance parole.
  • May 20, 2014: CLINIC Submits Second Round of Comments to DACA Application Form
    May 20, 2014: Taking the opportunity to submit further comments to USCIS about the DACA application and renewal process, CLINIC commended the agency for the changes it did make, including extending the DACA renewal application window to 150 days, simplifying the education-related questions, and streamlining the application requirement for renewal applicants.  CLINIC also encouraged USCIS to make additional...

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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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State/Local

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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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  • Sep 26, 2014: Landmark Asylum Decision for Domestic Violence Victims
    Sep 26, 2014: By Tatyana Delgado The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently issued a landmark decision that impacts domestic violence victims who are seeking asylum in the United States.  Asylum applicants must show that the persecution they have or will face is on account of one of five protected grounds: race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.  It...
  • Jun 23, 2014: Maryland Law Expands Eligibility for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
    Jun 23, 2014: By Kelly Kidwell Hughes, Advocacy Intern  
  • Apr 28, 2014: BIA Finds Asylee Status Ends After Adjustment
    Apr 28, 2014:  By Susan Schreiber   What if your asylee client became deportable for conviction of a crime after adjusting status?  Can you client re-adjust under INA § 209(b), along with seeking a waiver under § 209(c)?   In Matter of C-J-H, 26 I&N Dec. 284, the Board said “no” because asylees who adjust status to lawful permanent residence no longer qualify as asylees.

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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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Immigrant Integration

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  • Jun 1, 2012: Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation, 2nd Edition (...
    Jun 1, 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.
  • Mar 2, 2012: Spotlight on Integration: 6 Part Series
    Mar 2, 2012: Looking for ideas to promote and encourage immigrant integration within your community? CLINIC offers this 6 part series that spotlights immigrant integration initiatives across our network. Learn the definition of immigrant integration, its importance for our network and nation, and how it can be promoted locally. Featured programs encourage relationships between the receiving community and...
  • Jan 4, 2012: Citizenship and Civic Participation Toolkit
    Jan 4, 2012: This toolkit contains a variety of resources collected and produced through CLINIC’s citizenship projects.  It is designed to assist agencies providing citizenship services and civic participation opportunities for the most vulnerable applicants.

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Religious Immigration

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  • Nov 11, 2014: The Immigration Journey of Br. Ramon Flores
    Nov 11, 2014: In 1990, I was born in Mexico into a staunchly Roman Catholic family. When I was twelve years old, my immediate family illegally migrated to California.  We have lived there ever since.
  • Nov 11, 2014: RIS Attorneys Hit the Road!
    Nov 11, 2014: This summer, several attorneys in the Religious Immigration Section of CLINIC had the opportunity to travel and meet with their clients.  The funding for this special endeavor was provided by a grant from the Open Society Foundation.  These trips provided the attorneys with the chance to meet with clients, provide information regarding religious worker immigration and the need for immigration...
  • Nov 11, 2014: Connecting with Clients
    Nov 11, 2014: By Minyoung Ohm RIS Staff Attorney  

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