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Administrative Relief

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  • Nov 24, 2014: Talking Points on Executive Action on Immigration Reform
    Nov 24, 2014: Download the PDF of These Talking Points    The administration’s decision will improve the lives of nearly 5 million people who are already here, building communities and supporting families.
  • Nov 19, 2014: Administrative Relief (AR) Resources
    Nov 19, 2014: If you need help with Administrative Relief, click here for the affiliate directory.    Click Here for Affiliate Only Material

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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  • 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 31, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - July 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 7
    Jul 31, 2014: In this issue…                         Protecting the Vulnerable:  Unaccompanied Immigrant Children U. S. Department of State Updates Foreign Affairs Manual Guidance News From the Catholic Network
  • 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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  • 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.
  • May 22, 2014: Webinar: DACA and Advance Parole (May 2014)
    May 22, 2014: This webinar is for legal service providers helping Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients apply for permission to travel abroad using advance parole.
  • May 20, 2014: CLINIC Submits Second Round of Comments to DACA Application Form
    May 20, 2014: Taking the opportunity to submit further comments to USCIS about the DACA application and renewal process, CLINIC commended the agency for the changes it did make, including extending the DACA renewal application window to 150 days, simplifying the education-related questions, and streamlining the application requirement for renewal applicants.  CLINIC also encouraged USCIS to make additional...

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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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State/Local

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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Feb 20, 2014: CLINIC Newsletter - February 2014 - VOL. XVIII No. 2
    Feb 20, 2014: In this issue…                        

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Immigrant Integration

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Religious Immigration

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  • Br. Peduru Fonseka
    May 6, 2014: The Immigration Journey of Br. Peduru Fonseka
    May 6, 2014: My immigration story started in 2002 when I decided to come to United States from Sri Lanka to do my higher studies. Even applying for a Student visa was not easy. There was much paperwork and proofs of financial support and so many other documents I had to present to the embassy to get my F1 visa. I remember sitting there in the waiting room very nervous for the first time for the visa...
  • 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  

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