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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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  • Aug 15, 2014: The Impact of Unaccompanied Children on Local Communities - Frequently Asked...
    Aug 15, 2014:   1. How might children arriving from Central America get to my community?
  • 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...

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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  • 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.
  • Sep 10, 2013: Webinar - DACA - One Year Later
    Sep 10, 2013: This webinar is for legal service providers and others helping DREAMers apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). One year after DACA’s launch, we will review important DACA developments and explore ways we can continue to improve DACA-related services.

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Citizenship

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  • 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...
  • Mar 10, 2009: Translations of Citizenship Test Questions
    Mar 10, 2009: The translations listed here were completed by USCIS and community organizations throughout the country. For translations completed by community organizations, the organization's contact information is included on the translation.

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Program Management

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  • 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...
  • May 3, 2012: Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 4: Network Technology Innovations
    May 3, 2012: April 24, 2012 Join us for Part 4 in a four part series for a presentation of tech innovations within the CLINIC network. We'll learn about CitizenshipWorks, a program designed to assist local programs in helping clients naturalize. We'll also learn from several network affiliates about innovative ways they've used technology in their offices and how it has impacted the way they reach the public...

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State/Local

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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  • Jan 24, 2014: ABT Settlement Results in Changes to Asylum EAD Clock Policy
    Jan 24, 2014: By Ilissa Mira
  • Oct 23, 2013: BIA Addresses Asylum Grant as Admission
    Oct 23, 2013: BIA Addresses Asylum Grant as Admission By Susan Schreiber
  • Sep 30, 2013: Asylee Information
    Sep 30, 2013: In recent years, more than 24,000 people from over 100 nations have been granted asylum in the United States. Asylees have often suffered from persecution in their country of origin, forced migration, detention in the United States, and the uncertainty of the asylum adjudication process. Most confront systemic and bureaucratic barriers to resettlement and integration, and need well-coordinated...

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Immigrant Integration

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Religious Immigration

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  • Dec 16, 2013: Extension of Stay Denials - When to Leave the U.S.
    Dec 16, 2013: Once an extension of stay is denied, a foreign national must make plans to immediately depart the United States.  The Customs and Border Protection website offers guidance regarding how long a person can remain in the U.S. following the denial of the extension. 
  • Dec 16, 2013: Tips and Tricks for Accessing an Electronic I-94
    Dec 16, 2013: By Megan S. Turngren RIS Staff Attorney    Beginning in May 2013, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stopped issuing paper I-94 cards and instead began requiring that the foreign national access the I-94 information on the CBP website.  For the past six months, both attorneys and foreign nationals have been working diligently to try to understand the new electronic I-94 system.  
  • Dec 16, 2013: The Year of DACA
    Dec 16, 2013: By Minyoung Ohm RIS Staff Attorney   

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