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Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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  • May 1, 2010: Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Earned Pathway to...
    May 1, 2010: The manual, Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Earned Pathway to Citizenship and Beyond offers recommendations from “veterans” of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
  • Dec 29, 2008: Help Educate Catholics on Immigration Issues
    Dec 29, 2008: On May 10, 2005, the U.S. Catholic Bishops launched the Justice for Immigrants (JFI) Campaign in an effort to educate Catholics, including Catholic public officials, and other people of good will, about Catholic social teaching concerning immigrants.  The goals of the Campaign are to raise the awareness about the positive contributions of immigrants to our society and to advocate for changes in...
  • Apr 20, 2001: At-Risk Reports
    Apr 20, 2001: In 2000-2001, CLINIC published a series of reports on immigration issues based on numerous case studies. These are not current reports. The reports identify, track, and examine the impact of our nation's laws and immigration policies on at-risk immigrants. They illustrate particularly compelling problems faced by immigrants, clear explanations of the law at the root of such problems, and other...

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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  • Jan 29, 2014: Life After DACA - FAQ
    Jan 29, 2014: GENERAL   1. Can DACA recipients travel abroad?  Yes, but only if they receive permission from the government. 
  • Jan 24, 2014: Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (January 31, 2014)
    Jan 24, 2014: By Tatyana Delgado, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum allowing individuals who entered the U.S. as children and meet certain guidelines to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting DACA applications in August...
  • Dec 16, 2013: The Year of DACA
    Dec 16, 2013: By Minyoung Ohm RIS Staff Attorney   

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Citizenship

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  • 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.
  • Nov 11, 2008: Increasing Refugee Civic Participation: Starting with the Schools
    Nov 11, 2008: Sept. 23, 2008

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Program Management

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  • Apr 13, 2012: Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 3: Case Management Software
    Apr 13, 2012: Join us for Part 3 in a four part series for a conversation about case management software and other database capabilities. Topics will include why to use case management software, how to choose a software package, and how best to use software in your daily work. Jack Holmgren, a Field Support Coordinator in CLINIC's San Francisco office, will moderate the discussion.
  • Mar 30, 2012: Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Regulations Governing Recognition and...
    Mar 30, 2012: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) submitted these comments on March 30, 2012 in response to the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s (EOIR) proposal to amend the regulations governing the recognition of organizations and accreditation of representatives who appear before EOIR.
  • Mar 26, 2012: Making Technology Work for Your Program Part 2: Effectively Using Social Media...
    Mar 26, 2012: Join us for Part 2 in a four part series as we talk about how best to use social media and outreach tech tools to increase the visibility of your program on the internet.  We'll compare the current options such as blogging, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter and examine the pluses and minuses of using each one.  We'll also talk about sources for tech support, particularly for non-profits. Held...

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State/Local

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  • Nov 11, 2013: Webinar: Recent Trends in State and Local Immigration Enforcement
    Nov 11, 2013: Click here to download the PowerPoint Slides
  • Oct 9, 2013: The Arizona SB 1070 Litigation (2012)
    Oct 9, 2013: Back to State and Local Immigration Project Page   Click here for 6/25/2012 Supreme Court opinion Where Is S.B. 1070 Now? (July 2014)   Resources
  • Sep 27, 2013: Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration (Sept 2013)
    Sep 27, 2013: Welcoming the Stranger through Immigrant Integration discusses five state-level legislative initiatives that promote the integration of immigrants into our states and communities.  The integration measures discussed include legislation that creates tuition equity for all; strengthens human trafficking laws; invests in English language instruction; uses the budget process to integrate immigrants;...

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Inadmissibility and Waivers

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  • 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...
  • May 4, 2012: Update and Next Steps on Pre-Adjudication of Waivers
    May 4, 2012: The USCIS has published its proposed regulation on stateside pre-adjudication of unlawful presence waivers.

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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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  • 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:
  • Nov 11, 2008: Increasing Refugee Civic Participation: Starting with the Schools
    Nov 11, 2008: Sept. 23, 2008
  • May 1, 2006: Immigrant-Led Organizers in Their Own Voices
    May 1, 2006: The United States is experiencing historically unprecedented levels of immigration. As of March 2005, there were 37 million foreign-born persons in the United States, making up 12 percent of the population. Approximately 14 million immigrants arrived during the 1990s.2 From the early 1990s to 2000, the number of immigrants increased by 61 percent.

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Religious Immigration

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  • Nov 11, 2014: USCIS to Increase Number of Site Visits
    Nov 11, 2014: As you may be aware, part of the immigration process of sponsoring international religious workers to the U.S. involves a site visit from USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services).  This is required per the immigration regulations and is used to verify the elements of the petition filed by the sponsor (including sponsor and beneficiary information, work location, etc.).  These site visits...
  • Nov 11, 2014: The Impact of Artesia: One Volunteer’s Story
    Nov 11, 2014: By Angelia Amaya RIS Legal Assistant  
  • Nov 11, 2014: The Immigration Journey of Br. Ramon Flores
    Nov 11, 2014: In 1990, I was born in Mexico into a staunchly Roman Catholic family. When I was twelve years old, my immediate family illegally migrated to California.  We have lived there ever since.

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Detention and Removal

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  • Apr 20, 2001: At-Risk Reports
    Apr 20, 2001: In 2000-2001, CLINIC published a series of reports on immigration issues based on numerous case studies. These are not current reports. The reports identify, track, and examine the impact of our nation's laws and immigration policies on at-risk immigrants. They illustrate particularly compelling problems faced by immigrants, clear explanations of the law at the root of such problems, and other...

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