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Penn State Law Clinic Creates Toolkit for Withholding-Only Proceedings

"Clinic students and the Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Center (PIRC) teamed up to make a practice guide for attorneys representing noncitizens in withholding-only proceedings. Available online , the toolkit features: • A summary of remedies available in withholding only proceedings...

Baltimore Law Clinic on Front Lines of Immigration Crisis

"As the director of the University of Baltimore School of Law’s Immigrant Rights Clinic, Elizabeth Keyes has overseen case after case over the past two years involving immigrants hoping to remain in the country. But Keyes said some of the most compelling cases are those of children who...

Free CLINIC Webinar on Dec. 18, 2014: DAPA, DACA and More

"DACA Updates – Administrative Relief, DACA Renewal Processing and More Thu, Dec 18, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CST This webinar is presented by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), National Immigration Law Center (NILC), and The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers...

Gang Asylum (Guatemala, Mara-18) Victory in Hartford Immigration Court

Prof. Jon Bauer writes: "On January 14, 2015, Judge Philip Verrillo of the Hartford, CT Immigration Court issued a written decision granting asylum to a Guatemalan man who was threatened with death, along with his family, by members of the Mara-18 gang because he had filed a complaint with the police...

CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project

"You can call it a 'Family Residential Center' but it is a prison…That's not what these women and children deserve." - Leslie Holman, AILA President "Immigrants' rights and immigrant legal services groups are announcing the establishment of a family detention...

Harvard Clinical Prof. Deborah Anker Wins Human Rights Award

"Clinical Professor of Law Deborah Anker and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) will receive a prestigious human rights award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the leading immigration bar association, in June. Anker, one of the most widely known asylum...

Deplorable Medical Treatment at Family Detention Centers - Complaint Filed

"Ten mothers came forward to lodge formal complaints about the substandard medical care they and their children received while detained by the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS). The complaints describe the severe suffering families have endured due to poor access to and quality of care, and...

Groups Allege Coercion and Intimidation of Detained Mothers and Children in Texas Immigration Lockup

AIC, Sept. 30, 2015 - "Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Immigration Council, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), partners in the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, submitted...

Barbara Hines, Denise Gilman Play Key Role in Defending Detained Refugee Kids, Moms in Texas

Jazmine Ulloa, Austin American-Statesman, Jan. 31, 2016 - "More than 120 women with children — loaded into government vehicles and shuffled from city to city — arrived this month at the immigrant family detention center in Dilley, adding to the caseloads of lawyers working out of a large...

Geoffrey Hoffman on Unpub. BIA Victory for Cornell Law Students

Geoffrey Hoffman, Feb. 2, 2016 - "The three interlocutory appeals of denials of law student appearances filed on behalf of Cornell Law School ’s clinical programs were successfully granted by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). I would like to take a moment to pause and reflect on this...

34-Year Delay in Natz. Adjudication Unlawful: Giammarco v. Johnson

"On March 17, 2016, Judge Bryant issued a thirty-page opinion in Mr. Giammarco’s ... action to compel DHS to adjudicate his 1982 naturalization application. Judge Bryant denied the government’s motion to dismiss, granted Giammarco’s motion for summary judgment, and ordered DHS...

Surge in SIJS Approvals Creates Backlog at Adjustment Stage

CLINIC’s Training and Legal Support staff has written a short analysis of the potential implications for your clients of the State Department’s May Visa Bulletin, released on April 12. - " The State Department’s May Visa Bulletin gives a “final action date” of Jan....

Cornell Asylum Clinic Wins BIA Remand for Somali (unpub., May 25, 2016)

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice, Cornell Law School , and Co-Author, Immigration Law & Procedure Treatise , writes: "My colleague Estelle McKee and two students (Jamie Long and Melvin Wu) just won a remand from the BIA in an appeal by a Somali (Mr. D-) who had suffered...

Report: Refugee Moms, Kids Targeted by DHS Enforcement Actions Show Disturbing Due Process Concerns

CLINIC and CARA Pro Bono Family Detention Project, June 15, 2016 - "The stories of Central American mothers who were picked up for deportation in the latest round of federal enforcement actions shows a pattern of targeted scrutiny towards individuals who have viable asylum claims, states CLINIC...

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic Releases Report on Trump Executive Orders

HIRC, Feb. 8, 2017 - "The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic released a report today on the effects of President Trump’s Executive Orders on people seeking asylum protection in the United States under long-standing provisions of U.S. and international law, including refugee law and the...

State-by-State UPIL Overview: CLINIC Legal

AILA & CLINIC Legal, Feb. 2017 - "The “Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law (UPIL): A State-by-State Overview of Legal Mechanisms to Combat these Deceptive Practices” resource is intended for immigration attorneys, recognized and accredited representative, and community-based...

Free CLINIC Webinar: Immigration-Related Employment Discrimination (June 14th, 2017)

CLINIC - "June 14th, 2-4:00pm Eastern Are you unsure what documents are required to verify employment eligibility? Do your clients complain that employers are asking for specific documents or too many documents? Is there any relief for clients who are fired or not hired because the employer misapplied...

Border Clinic, Retirees Try to Save Migrants' Lives

Eric Boodman, Stat, July 6, 2017 - "When the man walked in with fang marks on his leg, the volunteers knew the protocol: In the case of a rattlesnake bite, you call 911. But like all of the patients who end up here, his very presence in this desert clinic meant he had broken American law. He’d...

Practice Advisory: Working with Child Clients and Their Family Members in Light of the Trump Administration’s Focus on “Smugglers”

Public Counsel and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., July 2017 - "Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice recently issued memoranda prioritizing the targeting of parents and family members who helped facilitate a child’s illegal entry into the United...

Immigration Court Practitioner’s Guide: Responding To Inappropriate Immigration Judge Conduct

CLINIC Legal, July 2017 - "As more noncitizens are targeted for the initiation of removal proceedings under the Trump administration’s broadened enforcement priorities, immigration court dockets will likely become even more backlogged. Given these strains and the reality of human fallibility...

Hague Convention Victory for UH Law Center Immigration Clinic: Peralta v. Garay

Prof. Geoffrey A. Hoffman writes: "I wanted to share this recent decision dated 1/12/2018 involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction from the Southern District of Texas. Congrats to our clinic students, Saif Ali and Dalya Alabbassi, from last semester, as...

Unpub. BIA Victory re Ineffective Assistance, Equitable Tolling (Feb. 12, 2018)

CLINIC Training and Legal Support Senior Attorney Michelle N. Mendez writes: "The ASAP team of Swapna Reddy, Dorothy Tegeler, and Liz Willis has done it again. With just a few days before her check-in with Atlanta ICE ERO, a mother reached out to us via our Facebook group. Taylor, Lee & Associates...

Bond-Related Issues for DACA Recipients - CLINIC Practice Advisory (Mar. 26, 2018)

CLINIC, Mar. 26, 2018 - "The aim of this practice advisory is to provide practitioners with a resource for representing former DACA recipients in INA § 236(a) immigration bond proceedings." Copyright 2018, The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). This practice advisory...

Practice Advisory - Overcoming the Asylum One-Year Filing Deadline for DACA Recipients

Victoria Nielson, Reena Arya, CLINIC, Apr. 13, 2018 - "With the uncertain future of DACA, it is important to fully screen all DACA recipients for other potential forms of relief, including asylum. Many DACA recipients may be eligible for asylum, but almost all DACA recipients will have to overcome...

New Resources from CLINIC (May 2018)

Practice Pointer: Matter of Castro-Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 271 (A.G. 2018) - "This practice pointer provides practitioners guidance on the Attorney General’s Matter of Castro-Tum decision issued on May 17, 2018. Matter of Castro-Tum revokes immigration judges’ and the Board of Immigration...