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Administrative Relief

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  • Nov 19, 2014: Administrative Relief (AR) Resources
    Nov 19, 2014: If you need help with Administrative Relief, click here for the affiliate directory.    Click Here for Affiliate Only Material

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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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  • Nov 25, 2014: USCIS Updates DACA FAQs
    Nov 25, 2014: By Ilissa Mira
  • Oct 27, 2014: Update on DACA (October 2014)
    Oct 27, 2014: By Ilissa Mira The Ombudsman’s Office met with CLINIC and other immigration advocates to discuss developments regarding DACA and reports from the field.  This article provides updates on a variety of issues related to DACA eligibility and adjudication. USCIS Statistics
  • Aug 20, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - August 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 8
    Aug 20, 2014: Topics include information on how to advocate locally on behalf of unaccompanied minors.

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Catholic Social Teaching

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Citizenship

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  • 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)
  • 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...

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Program Management

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  • Aug 13, 2014: How to Create a Citizenship Education Program
    Aug 13, 2014: Are you interested in providing more comprehensive citizenship and immigrant integration services? Join us for this free webinar on citizenship education programs. We discuss how and why legal service providers are well-positioned to offer citizenship classes; present key components of a successful citizenship education program; provide resources and next steps for implementing a program; and...
  • Jun 23, 2014: Catholic Charities of Indianapolis Expands its Welcome to New Americans
    Jun 23, 2014: By Jeff Chenoweth Director, Capacity Building Section  
  • May 14, 2014: Webinar: Establishing a Strong Case Management System: Part II
    May 14, 2014: A strong case management system is key to a healthy immigration legal program. A strong case management system helps ensure consistency, uniformity, and a high quality of work. It balances the interests of the client in getting the best and speediest representation with those of the agency in providing services efficiently. Join us for Part II of this series. It will focus on case file...

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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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  • Feb 26, 2015: Minutes of February 12, 2015 NSC Teleconference on Refugee/Asylee Issues
    Feb 26, 2015: Document Production Q.  Can you please clarify whether refugees, because they are statutorily exempt from having to pay the I-485 filing fees, are eligible to file an I-131 and/or I-765 at no additional charge when filed concurrently with an I-485 application to adjust status? Please also clarify whether a refugee may file an I-131 or I-765 at no additional charge after the I-485 initial filing...
  • Jan 27, 2015: TPS Extended for Salvadorans
    Jan 27, 2015: Salvadorans who have already been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are eligible to live and work in the United States for an additional 18 months and continue to maintain their status.  The extension of TPS for nationals of El Salvador is effective from March 10, 2015 and through September 9, 2016.  Nationals of El Salvador who have been granted TPS previously must re-register during the...
  • Jan 27, 2015: USCIS Implements Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
    Jan 27, 2015: By Kristina Karpinski

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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 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...
  • 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.

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Religious Immigration

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  • Jul 24, 2015: USCIS Eliminates “Lawful Status” Requirements in Special Immigrant Religious...
    Jul 24, 2015: On July 5, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued a policy memo declaring that the “lawful status” requirements of the immigrant regulations for religious workers would no longer be considered when adjudicating the I-360 immigrant petition. In addition, USCIS will amend Title 8 CFR Sec. 204.5(m)(4) and (11) and remove the lawful status requirements from the immigrant...
  • Jul 24, 2015: Updates on USCIS Site Visits for Religious Workers
    Jul 24, 2015: An important part of the immigration process of sponsoring international religious workers to the U.S. involves a site visit from USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services). This is required per the immigration regulations and is used to verify the elements of the petition filed by the sponsor (including sponsor and beneficiary information, work location, etc.). These site visits may...
  • May 20, 2015: Advocating for Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker Program
    May 20, 2015:     Religious Organization Support for the Special Immigrant Non- Minister Religious Worker Visa Program May 14, 2015       Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC  20510   Honorable Harry Reid Senate Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510   Dear Senators:  

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Detention and Removal

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