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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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  • Jan 30, 2014: DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign
    Jan 30, 2014: CLINIC released a DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign funded by Our Sunday Visitor. Through this campaign, CLINIC hopes to educate DACA-eligible individuals and encourage them to apply for and receive the help they need to stay and work legally in the U.S.
  • Jan 29, 2014: Life After DACA - FAQ
    Jan 29, 2014: GENERAL   1. Can DACA recipients travel abroad?  Yes, but only if they receive permission from the government. 
  • Jan 24, 2014: Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (January 31, 2014)
    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...

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Citizenship

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  • 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.
  • 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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Program Management

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  • Jan 24, 2014: CLINIC Concludes Successful Two-Year National Capacity Building Grant
    Jan 24, 2014: By Laura Burdick
  • Dec 16, 2013: Partnership Toolkit
    Dec 16, 2013: There are several ways to establish a partnership and many tools to use that can help organize and manage the operations. This toolkit includes sample materials for managing a partnership, guidelines for working within a partnership, and tips on what to look for in a potential partner.
  • 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...

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State/Local

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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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  • Jan 10, 2013: USCIS Finalizes Regulation on Provisional Waivers for Unlawful Presence
    Jan 10, 2013: On January 3, 2013, the USCIS finalized its regulation regarding the adjudication of waivers for those who are consular processing and would be triggering the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility.  The rule provides a process by which the agency will adjudicate these waivers before the applicants leave for their immigrant visa interview.  The procedure would be available only to immediate...
  • Jun 1, 2012: Comments on Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for...
    Jun 1, 2012: On January 9, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its intention to change its current process for filing and adjudicating certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant petition.  On April 2, 2012, the agency issued proposed regulations to allow certain applicants to apply for and receive a provisional...

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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  • Mar 24, 2014: TPS for Haitians Extended
    Mar 24, 2014: The Department of Homeland Security has extended its designation of Haiti for TPS for 18 months.  The extension will begin on July 23, 2014 and last through January 22, 2016.  The 60-day re-registration period for those who currently have TPS began on March 3, 2014 and will end on May 2, 2014.  Those who are eligible and timely re-register will be granted an EAD with an expiration date of January...
  • Feb 20, 2014: BIA Re-Visits “Social Visibility” in Published Decisions
    Feb 20, 2014:   By Bradley Jenkins  
  • 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...

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Immigrant Integration

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  • 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...
  • Nov 19, 2010: How to Establish and Develop a Successful ESL Program
    Nov 19, 2010: Held Nov. 16, 2010 Due to an increasing need for quality English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship Test Preparation classes, many community-based organizations are interested in starting their own language learning programs. Combining CLINIC’s key components for program management and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages’ (TESOL) Standards for Adult Education ESL Programs,...
  • Oct 21, 2010: The Mechanics of English Language Learning
    Oct 21, 2010: Held October 21, 2010 This is part 2 of a 3-part series on language access.

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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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