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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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  • Aug 25, 2014: State and Local Resolutions in Support of Unaccompanied Children
    Aug 25, 2014: The recent increase in youth fleeing violence in Central America and seeking protection in the United States has left federal authorities scrambling to find facilities to temporarily house these children until they can be reunited with family members or placed into foster care to await their immigration hearings. Many state and local leaders have taken steps to welcome this vulnerable population...
  • Aug 20, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - August 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 8
    Aug 20, 2014: In this issue…                         Update on Unaccompanied Children and Families Migrant Children, Uninvited Guests, and Welcoming the Stranger Advocacy Update
  • Aug 20, 2014: Advocating Locally on Behalf of Unaccompanied Minors
    Aug 20, 2014: By Jen Riddle  

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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Catholic Social Teaching

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  • Dec 22, 2008: World Migration Day Messages, 1996-2014
    Dec 22, 2008: MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES (2014) Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World  

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Citizenship

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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Program Management

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State/Local

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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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  • May 2, 2013: All About Fee Waivers
    May 2, 2013: This webinar training focuses on how to obtain a fee waiver for a naturalization applicant who is unable to pay the USCIS application fee. We discuss the fee waiver eligibility criteria, the application process with the Form I-912, and the documentation requirements. We also discuss problems or pitfalls that may arise and how to avoid these, as well as special considerations for completing fee...
  • Feb 28, 2013: The New Unlawful Presence Waiver Adjudication Process: Uniting Families Safely...
    Feb 28, 2013: Held February 25, 2013.
  • Jan 10, 2013: Update on Provisional Waivers for Unlawful Presence Webinar
    Jan 10, 2013: This webinar discussed the recent final regulation implementing the provisional waivers for unlawful presence. Click here to view the PowerPoint slides. Held on January 8, 2013.

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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  • Feb 20, 2014: Nebraska Service Center Teleconference – January 16, 2014
    Feb 20, 2014: By Allison Posner On January 16, 2014, USCIS’s Nebraska Service Center (NSC) held a stakeholder engagement on issues related to processing of refugee and asylee petitions. Select questions and answers from the teleconference are below.  Please note that this teleconference was part of a series of informal monthly stakeholder calls held by the NSC.  If you wish to participate in the monthly calls...
  • Feb 20, 2014: Nebraska Service Center Teleconference - February 13, 2014
    Feb 20, 2014: By Allison Posner The following are the unofficial minutes from a teleconference with the Nebraska Service center on February 13, 2014. Please note that this teleconference was part of a series of informal monthly stakeholder calls held by the NSC.  If you wish to participate in the monthly calls, email CEO.NSC2@USCIS.DHS.GOV  with your contact information, and you will be added to the center’s...
  • Jan 24, 2014: ABT Settlement Results in Changes to Asylum EAD Clock Policy
    Jan 24, 2014: By Ilissa Mira

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Family-based Immigration

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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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Immigrant Integration

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  • 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.
  • Aug 12, 2011: Creating a Citizenship Preparation Program
    Aug 12, 2011: Citizenship test preparation and quality legal services go hand in hand in assisting an immigrant along the path to citizenship. A prospective bill for comprehensive immigration reform will most likely bring changes in legal and language requirements for citizenship. It is the job of all legal service providers and teaching professionals working with the foreign born to anticipate these...

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Religious Immigration

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  • Father Gustavo
    May 6, 2014: The Immigration Journey of Fr. Gustavo Adolfo Montañez
    May 6, 2014:  I believe that dreams come true and that a good dream becomes true life. Without dreams, all we have is reality. Sometimes on our most important dreams, all we can do is give them our best shot, hope for the highest good, and let go. Knowing I could use all the help available, I contacted CLINIC to fulfill my dream in becoming a Citizen of United States of America. 
  • May 6, 2014: Immigration Options for Seminarians
    May 6, 2014: By: Minyoung Ohm  
  • May 6, 2014: Understanding Immigration Expiration Dates
    May 6, 2014: By: Megan S. Turngren   With multiple agencies issuing different immigration paperwork for the R-1 process, it can often be difficult to understand the importance of each document.  However, even though it may seem complicated, it is always very important to note the expiration dates of the I-129 approval notice, the R-1 visa, and the I-94.  In many cases, these three items will each have...

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