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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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  • Nov 4, 2013: Webinar: CIR 2013-'14: The Road Forward from the Church’s Perspective
    Nov 4, 2013: Webinar held on 11/1/13 This webinar will look at the legislation and politics which will shape the debate on immigration reform in the House of Representatives, explaining the Church’s position on individual bills and the strategy for winning final legislation the Church can support.
  • Sep 30, 2013: Asylee Information
    Sep 30, 2013: In recent years, more than 24,000 people from over 100 nations have been 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...

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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  • Feb 20, 2015: Frequently Asked Questions: DAPA, Expanded DACA, and the Court Injunction
    Feb 20, 2015: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) had planned to begin accepting applications for the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on February 18, 2015 and for the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program on May 19, 2015. Unfortunately, DHS has delayed the launch of both expanded DACA and DAPA due to a federal...
  • Dec 18, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - December 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 12
    Dec 18, 2014: Read about the government launching an overseas processing program for certain central american refugee children, find out who's accredited for the month, and see the study that indicates a significant percentage of unauthorized immigrants may be eligible for permanent status.
  • Dec 18, 2014: Executive Action Expanding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
    Dec 18, 2014: Visit CLINIC's Administrative Relief Center  

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Catholic Social Teaching

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  • Dec 29, 2008: Help Educate Catholics on Immigration Issues
    Dec 29, 2008: On May 10, 2005, the U.S. Catholic Bishops launched the Justice for Immigrants (JFI) Campaign in an effort to educate Catholics, including Catholic public officials, and other people of good will, about Catholic social teaching concerning immigrants.  The goals of the Campaign are to raise the awareness about the positive contributions of immigrants to our society and to advocate for changes in...
  • 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 2008

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Citizenship

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  • May 12, 2014: New Form N-400 Released by USCIS
    May 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...
  • May 6, 2014: N-400 Filing Tips and other Information from Meeting at USCIS Headquarters
    May 6, 2014: Dear affiliates,   USCIS recently revised its form N-400, Application for Naturalization.  The agency will now only accept the newest version of Form N-400, dated 09/13/13.
  • Apr 3, 2014: Fee Waivers for Naturalization: Eligibility, Workshop Issues, Problem Areas
    Apr 3, 2014:  Join us for a free webinar on fee waivers for naturalization applications as we discuss the following topics.

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Program Management

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  • Dec 18, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - December 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 12
    Dec 18, 2014: Read about the government launching an overseas processing program for certain central american refugee children, find out who's accredited for the month, and see the study that indicates a significant percentage of unauthorized immigrants may be eligible for permanent status.
  • Dec 11, 2014: How to Offer Tax Preparation Assistance Services at your Agency
    Dec 11, 2014: Good moral character is a requirement for naturalization applicants. Paying taxes is one way to establish good moral character, and immigration legal service programs and their agencies can easily assist their clients with this important task. In preparation for the 2015 tax season, attend this webinar to learn quick and easy ways to establish this service within your own agency. Learn how...
  • Nov 25, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - November 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 11
    Nov 25, 2014: Learn more about the Haitian family reunification program to be implemented in 2015, peruse the FAQs on the USCIS updates to DACA, and meet our affiliate Mi Mujeres in this month's profile.

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State/Local

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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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  • Feb 20, 2014: DHS and DOS Announce New TRIG Exemptions
    Feb 20, 2014: By Tatyana Delgado On February 5, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) announced two new exemptions from the terrorism-related inadmissibility grounds (TRIG) found at INA§ 212(a)(3).   TRIG aims to exclude individuals who have or will engage in terrorist activities, such as providing material support to terrorist organizations or their members.  Material...
  • Dec 17, 2013: CLINIC Newsletter - December 2013 - VOL. XVII No. 12
    Dec 17, 2013: Topics include advocacy updates, information on adjustment for visa waiver entrants, and a network profile.
  • 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...

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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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Immigrant Integration

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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 on April 22, 2013.
  • Sep 30, 2013: Asylee Information
    Sep 30, 2013: In recent years, more than 24,000 people from over 100 nations have been 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...
  • 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;...

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Religious Immigration

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  • Dec 14, 2016: Meet Chris Ross, RIS Staff Attorney
    Dec 14, 2016: Chris Ross joined CLINIC in January 2015. Prior to joining RIS, he worked on immigration policy. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law and is a member of the Maryland State Bar.
  • Dec 14, 2016: Outlook for 2017: The R-1 Visa and permanent residence
    Dec 14, 2016: There are many concerns about how immigration policy will change and evolve in the U.S. in 2017. There will be a new administration and new staff responsible for managing the laws, regulations and policies of our country. International religious workers serving the church in the U.S. will not be immune from changes that may occur.
  • Dec 14, 2016: Changed USCIS filing fees take effect Dec. 23, 2016
    Dec 14, 2016: A new schedule of filing fees from USCIS takes effect Dec. 23, 2016. Applications or petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after Dec. 23, 2016 must include the new fee. Below is a list of the most common petitions and applications used by religious workers and the current and new fee schedule: Form Current Fee New Fee – 12/23/2016 I-129 Petition

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Detention and Removal

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