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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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  • Aug 20, 2014: DACA Initial/Renewal Clinic Training for Volunteers
    Aug 20, 2014: Volunteer Training Part 1 - DACA Overview and the Eligibility Guidelines     Volunteer Training Part 2 - How to Complete the Application Forms     Volunteer Training Part 3 -  Overview of the DACA Workshop Model  
  • Jul 31, 2014: DACA Renewal and Updates
    Jul 31, 2014:     This webinar provides an overview of the DACA renewal process and highlights other updates to DACA guidance.  We share practice tips and respond to common questions about the renewal process and the new Form I-821D. 
  • Jun 10, 2014: USCIS Releases Revised Form I-821D and DACA Renewal Guidelines
    Jun 10, 2014: By Ilissa Mira, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney   On June 5, 2014, USCIS released the much anticipated revised Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The new dual-purpose form will be used to file both initial and renewal DACA requests.  As of the release date, USCIS will not accept DACA requests submitted on the old form.

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Citizenship

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  • Sep 17, 2012: "Mega" Group Application Workshop
    Sep 17, 2012: The purpose of the webinar is to educate charitable immigration legal staff on the unique differences of planning and implementing a large, "mega" group application workshop for naturalization and deferred action. Held on September 12, 2012.
  • 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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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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  • Jul 23, 2013: Supreme Court Revives the Categorical Approach
    Jul 23, 2013:  Supreme Court Revives the Categorical Approach By Sarah Bronstein
  • 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...

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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Immigrant Integration

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  • 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 29, 2010: Template for Applying for Immigration Funding
    Oct 29, 2010: The documents below are designed to provide you with a template that can be used when applying for immigration funding, specifically in preparing your local community for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).  It can also be adapted for other immigration-related funding prior to CIR.
  • 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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  • Dec 18, 2014: Sunset Provisions Deadline Approaching
    Dec 18, 2014: By Minyoung Ohm RIS Attorney  
  • Dec 18, 2014: Rita Dhakal Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary at CLINIC
    Dec 18, 2014: Rita Dhakal joined the Religious Immigration Section of CLINIC in June 2009.  She currently works with Attorney Megan Turngren to help to provide legal services to RIS clients.  In addition, Rita volunteers with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where she interviews clients for case intake and placement for the Uncontested Divorce Clinic. 
  • Dec 18, 2014: RIS Staff Retreat – Fall 2014
    Dec 18, 2014: By Minyoung Ohm RIS Attorney  

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Detention and Removal

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