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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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  • Mar 27, 2013: Templates for CIR Fundraising
    Mar 27, 2013: Back to CLINIC's CIR Resource Page  
  • Mar 4, 2012: Citizenship for Elders: Issues and Options in Test Preparation, 2nd Edition (...
    Mar 4, 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.  It is based on a nationwide survey of 200 programs.  It identifies the issues in teaching elders and makes...
  • 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.

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Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

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  • Jun 23, 2014: Webinar: Children Traveling Alone: The Catholic Church’s Response
    Jun 23, 2014:  This webinar discusses why unaccompanied children are coming to the United States, where they are staying, what services the Church is providing, and how you can help.   Panelists include experts on the root causes of migration from Central America and the emergency, social, and legal services available to these minor children.  Panelists:
  • Jun 23, 2014: Rapid E-Learning: Overview of Representing Children in Removal Proceedings
    Jun 23, 2014: CLINIC has created a self directed e-learning course to provide guidance to new attorneys, fully accredited representatives, and pro bono attorneys representing and assisting immigrant children in removal proceedings.  The 90 minute course covers several topics including:  the notice to appear; who’s who in immigration court; the master calendar hearing; motions before immigration court; and...

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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Citizenship

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  • 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.
  • 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...

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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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  • Dec 17, 2013: 2D Barcode Technology and Third-Party Software Compatibility
    Dec 17, 2013: By Allison Posner   On November 6, 2013, USCIS held a stakeholder engagement on its new 2D barcode technology.  The new technology is part of the agency’s Forms Improvement Initiative, intended to enhance the agency’s ability to conduct intake at the lockboxes quickly and accurately.
  • Nov 18, 2013: Webinar: Immigration Detention: Perspectives from D.C. and the Field
    Nov 18, 2013: Click Here to Download the PPT Slides This webinar will address immigration detention, including the federal mandate requiring the detention of certain immigrants, the recent rise of immigration detention, and alternatives to detention. Additionally, the panel will include local perspectives on the effects of detention facilities on communities and how local stakeholders can help combat this...
  • Nov 11, 2013: Webinar: Recent Trends in State and Local Immigration Enforcement
    Nov 11, 2013: Click here to download the PowerPoint Slides

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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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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: A Note of Thanks
    Dec 18, 2014: By Miguel Naranjo RIS Director   At this time of the year I always find myself reflecting on the past 11 months.  I look back at the things we accomplished, the things that did not turn out so well, and on how we might do things differently in the New Year.  In addition, I also feel grateful for many things in life, including how fortunate I am to be working at CLINIC with the Religious...
  • 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.

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Detention and Removal

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  • Mar 10, 2012: Prosecutorial Discretion Toolkit
    Mar 10, 2012: On November 20, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new immigration enforcement priorities in a memorandum entitled Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants. The guidance sets forth factors DHS should consider when deciding whether an individual is an enforcement priority or warrants a favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion....
  • Jan 10, 2012: Open Letter in Response to the Closing of the Berks County Family Shelter Care...
    Jan 10, 2012: "We call on the administration to prioritize release of immigrant families in all cases. Weurge the administration to assign social workers to manage familiesʼ cases rather thanplacing them in detention. For families without housing, the administration shouldpartner with non-profit shelter or child welfare organizations experienced in supportingasylum-seeking and immigrant families to resolve any...
  • Mar 27, 2009: Family Safety Planning Training Manual
    Mar 27, 2009: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has dramatically stepped up enforcement in the interior of the country. DHS agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division are arresting immigrants at their homes, workplaces and on the streets in communities all across the country.

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