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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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  • 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...
  • Dec 16, 2013: The Year of DACA
    Dec 16, 2013: By Minyoung Ohm RIS Staff Attorney   
  • Sep 19, 2013: Webinar - Travel Abroad for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
    Sep 19, 2013: This webinar is for non-immigration lawyers, community organizers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and others who would like to learn about how DACA recipients can travel abroad.

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Citizenship

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  • Nov 22, 2011: Naturalization Group Application Workshops
    Nov 22, 2011: Held on November 17, 2011.  What are the benefits of naturalization group application workshops?  How can you plan for a successful event?  This webinar discusses workshop models and approaches; planning for a workshop; and stages of the workshop event.  Speakers also provide tips for working with the media and recruiting volunteers.  The presenters are Laura Burdick, Naturalization Project...
  • Nov 8, 2011: Strategies for Naturalizing the Most Vulnerable Applicants Webinar
    Nov 8, 2011: Held on September 12, 2011.  This webinar discusses several key strategies for helping vulnerable applicants overcome barriers in the naturalization process.  Topics include disability waivers, reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, due consideration on the citizenship test, and fee waivers for low-income applicants.  The presenters are Laura Burdick, Naturalization Project...
  • 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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Program Management

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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 4/22/13
  • Sep 13, 2013: State Identity theft Bill: An Analysis of South Dakota’s House Bill 1159 (Feb...
    Sep 13, 2013: Overview:  HB 1159 creates state-level penalties relating to identity theft and employment.
  • 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...

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State/Local

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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Immigrant Integration

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Religious Immigration

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  • 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...
  • May 6, 2014: The Immigration Journey of Sr. Bertha L. Montiel STJ
    May 6, 2014: I was born in Managua, Nicaragua, the second of 5 children. I was about 15 months old when I had my first contact with the United States of America. This happened through my father returning home after spending a year at the University of Florida, Gainsville in a graduate course of Sanitary Engineering. He admired this country and its people and he taught his wife and children to love and admire...
  • May 6, 2014: CIR Updates
    May 6, 2014: Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) Update With the Senate passing its immigration bill last June and the House currently working on its own legislation, comprehensive immigration reform is a likely reality.  Although legislation is far from final, the expected overhaul will certainly have a monumental impact on all facets of immigration law.   What Are You Doing to Prepare for CIR?

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