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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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  • Mar 27, 2013: Preparation Checklist for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR)
    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...
  • 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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  • Mar 24, 2014: USCIS Releases “ICE-Granted DACA Renewal Guidance”
    Mar 24, 2014: By Ilissa Mira
  • Mar 5, 2014: CLINIC's Comments in Response to Changes in Form I-821D
    Mar 5, 2014: On February 14, 2014, CLINIC submitted comments to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the agency’s proposed changes to Form I-821D, the form used to request Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The proposed changes to the form establish procedures for individuals to demonstrate continued eligibility for deferred action – extending the two years of deferral originally...
  • Jan 30, 2014: DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign
    Jan 30, 2014: CLINIC released a DACA Public Service Announcement (PSA) Radio Campaign funded by Our Sunday Visitor. Through this campaign, CLINIC hopes to educate DACA-eligible individuals and encourage them to apply for and receive the help they need to stay and work legally in the U.S.

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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 Program Preparation Toolkit
    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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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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  • Jan 10, 2013: Update on Provisional Waivers for Unlawful Presence Webinar
    Jan 10, 2013: This webinar discussed the recent final regulation implementing the provisional waivers for unlawful presence. Click here to view the PowerPoint slides. Held on January 8, 2013.
  • Jan 10, 2013: USCIS Finalizes Regulation on Provisional Waivers for Unlawful Presence
    Jan 10, 2013: On January 3, 2013, the USCIS finalized its regulation regarding the adjudication of waivers for those who are consular processing and would be triggering the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility.  The rule provides a process by which the agency will adjudicate these waivers before the applicants leave for their immigrant visa interview.  The procedure would be available only to immediate...
  • Jun 1, 2012: Comments on Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for...
    Jun 1, 2012: On January 9, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its intention to change its current process for filing and adjudicating certain applications for waivers of inadmissibility filed in connection with an immediate relative immigrant petition.  On April 2, 2012, the agency issued proposed regulations to allow certain applicants to apply for and receive a provisional...

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Asylum, Refugee and Other Humanitarian Relief

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  • Feb 20, 2014: BIA Re-Visits “Social Visibility” in Published Decisions
    Feb 20, 2014:   By Bradley Jenkins  
  • Feb 20, 2014: Nebraska Service Center Teleconference – January 16, 2014
    Feb 20, 2014: By Allison Posner On January 16, 2014, USCIS’s Nebraska Service Center (NSC) held a stakeholder engagement on issues related to processing of refugee and asylee petitions. Select questions and answers from the teleconference are below.  Please note that this teleconference was part of a series of informal monthly stakeholder calls held by the NSC.  If you wish to participate in the monthly calls...
  • Feb 20, 2014: Nebraska Service Center Teleconference - February 13, 2014
    Feb 20, 2014: By Allison Posner The following are the unofficial minutes from a teleconference with the Nebraska Service center on February 13, 2014. Please note that this teleconference was part of a series of informal monthly stakeholder calls held by the NSC.  If you wish to participate in the monthly calls, email CEO.NSC2@USCIS.DHS.GOV  with your contact information, and you will be added to the center’s...

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Immigrant Integration

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  • Mar 24, 2009: Catholic Social Teaching and Migration Presentation
    Mar 24, 2009: This presentation, which was first given in July 2008, gives an overview of Catholic social teaching on migration. Topics include:
  • 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.
  • Dec 29, 2008: Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN): Practical Guidelines for...
    Dec 29, 2008: What is an ITIN? ITIN stands for Individual Tax Identification Number. It is a nine-digit number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who do not qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN). The ITIN always begins with the number 9 and has a 7 or 8 in the fourth digit. For example: 9XX-7X-XXXX. An ITIN permits individuals without a valid Social Security Number (SSN) to:

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Religious Immigration

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  • 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  
  • May 6, 2014: Understanding Immigration Expiration Dates
    May 6, 2014: By: Megan S. Turngren   With multiple agencies issuing different immigration paperwork for the R-1 process, it can often be difficult to understand the importance of each document.  However, even though it may seem complicated, it is always very important to note the expiration dates of the I-129 approval notice, the R-1 visa, and the I-94.  In many cases, these three items will each have...

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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...
  • 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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