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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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  • May 10, 2013: Case Management for CIR
    May 10, 2013: Held on May 6, 2013.
  • Apr 30, 2013: Senate CIR Bill: Highlights of Proposed Legislation
    Apr 30, 2013: Legislation was introduced in the Senate today that would create a pathway to citizenship for most of the undocumented persons living in the United States.  It would also overhaul the family-based immigration system, create new opportunities for guest workers and other nonimmigrants, and impose heightened border, interior, and workplace enforcement.  Listen as CLINIC staff summarizes the most...
  • Mar 27, 2013: Templates for CIR Fundraising
    Mar 27, 2013: Back to CLINIC's CIR Resource Page  

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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  • Aug 11, 2014: Frequently Asked Questions about the Unaccompanied Children Crisis
    Aug 11, 2014: Since October 2013, more than 57,000 children have entered the United States along the Southern border. This is twice the number that entered in all of last year. Read the questions and answers below to learn more about why children are fleeing their homes, what they experience when they arrive in the United States, what the Catholic Church is doing, and how you can help.
  • Aug 6, 2014: Learn More About the Law Protecting Unaccompanied Children
    Aug 6, 2014: As a response to the humanitarian crisis of children arriving at our Southern border, Congress considered legislation that would strip the protections created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008. These changes would allow the United States to return Central American children to their home countries without meaningful screening to determine whether they are...
  • Jul 24, 2014: Rules, Laws and Remedies for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
    Jul 24, 2014: By Debbie Smith  

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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Citizenship

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  • 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.
  • Nov 22, 2011: Naturalization Group Application Workshops
    Nov 22, 2011: This webinar discusses workshop models and approaches; planning for a workshop; and stages of the workshop event. Held on November 17, 2011.

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Program Management

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  • 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...
  • 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.

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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...
  • Apr 10, 2013: CIR Planning & Preparation: Budgeting and Resource Development
    Apr 10, 2013: Early planning and preparation for CIR implementation includes budgeting and resource development.  This webinar introduces resources to help CLINIC affiliates in these processes.  Included in the webinar is a newly-released CIR Preparation Checklist for program directors to guide their planning, webinar slides on budgeting decisions and several resource development tools including a proposal...
  • Feb 28, 2013: The New Unlawful Presence Waiver Adjudication Process: Uniting Families Safely...
    Feb 28, 2013: Held February 25, 2013.

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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  • Sep 26, 2014: Landmark Asylum Decision for Domestic Violence Victims
    Sep 26, 2014: By Tatyana Delgado The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently issued a landmark decision that impacts domestic violence victims who are seeking asylum in the United States.  Asylum applicants must show that the persecution they have or will face is on account of one of five protected grounds: race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.  It...
  • Jun 23, 2014: Maryland Law Expands Eligibility for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
    Jun 23, 2014: By Kelly Kidwell Hughes, Advocacy Intern  
  • Apr 28, 2014: BIA Finds Asylee Status Ends After Adjustment
    Apr 28, 2014:  By Susan Schreiber   What if your asylee client became deportable for conviction of a crime after adjusting status?  Can you client re-adjust under INA § 209(b), along with seeking a waiver under § 209(c)?   In Matter of C-J-H, 26 I&N Dec. 284, the Board said “no” because asylees who adjust status to lawful permanent residence no longer qualify as asylees.

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Immigrant Integration

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Religious Immigration

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  • Dec 18, 2014: CLINIC Resources for Administrative Relief
    Dec 18, 2014: On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a major immigration policy change that would grant millions of individuals (without legal status in the U.S.) temporary stay from deportation and the opportunity to apply for work authorization.   This administrative relief would be valid for three years.  The executive action contains several initiatives including:  
  • Nov 11, 2014: Welcome, Robyn McCormick!
    Nov 11, 2014: Robyn McCormick joined the Religious Immigration Section of CLINIC in June 2014.  She is working with Attorney Kate Kuznetsova to help provide legal services to RIS clients.
  • Nov 11, 2014: USCIS to Increase Number of Site Visits
    Nov 11, 2014: As you may be aware, 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...

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Detention and Removal

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