Immigration tools

Publications

Asylee Eligibility for Resettlement Assistance: A Short Guide (CLINIC)

The latest version of this excellent Guide is available through the Catholic Legal Immigration Network's webpage.

Asylee Hotline 1-800-354-0365. Provides outreach and service access to individuals granted asylum.  Multilingual operators are available to speak with asylees who may be uncertain about where to receive benefits and services.

Information about the U Visa

This information is from the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.

What is a U visa?

A U Visa grants temporary immigration status to individuals who:
  • Are or have been victims of certain crimes that took place in the United States and
  • Have suffered substantial harm as a result of these crimes and
  • Are assisting, have assisted, or will assist law enforcement in the investigation and/or prosecution of these crimes.

Who can apply for a U visa?

Crime victims who are not U.S. Citizens, nationals or lawful permanent residents can apply for a U Visa.
For crime victims over 21:
  • U Visas are available to the

Toolkits

Webinars

Advocating to Protect Unaccompanied Children in Your Community

Friday, 26 September 2014

This webinar, by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), addresses advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied children residing with sponsors and relatives across the United States as they await their immigration hearings. Panelists provide updates on where the children are living, their impact on local communities, and steps you can take to welcome them.

Challenges in the U.S. Asylum System Impacting Survivors of Torture

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Description

This webinar is an opportunity for staff of torture treatment programs to review current issues in U.S. asylum law and how those challenges impact healing for survivors of torture.  During this update on asylum law & trends for service providers working with torture survivors we focus on credible fear interviews and asylum presentations especially on the Southern border, including what happens to clients in the process, where they go after entry, and differences between those claims and affirmative cases.

Promoting Safety with our Clients

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Service providers who work with survivors of torture and forced migration know that their clients face many challenges in navigating environments that feel unsafe and out of their control. Concerns about their safety and their family's safety may be associated with living in a high-crime neighborhood, where "there is nothing 'post' about PTSD"; with fearing the police or other people in uniforms due to their trauma triggers; or with concerns about what seems to be an increase in anti-immigration rhetoric and the larger and, for now unanswerable, concerns around immigration and deportation.

Promoting Safety with our Clients e-consultation

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

This e-consultation follows the webinar on Promoting Safety with our Clients. See that webinar for many additional resources, learning objectives, etc.

Resources

The following resources pertain to topics that came up during the online consultation.

Northwest Refugee and Immigrant Health Coalition

Sanctuary cities

Other Useful Websites

National Center of Immigrant Integration Policy (Migration Policy Institute)

The Language Portal is a digital library of close to 600 resources relating to the use of language access services in social services and public safety agencies.  The Portal includes legal guidelines, service models, master contracts for service providers, hourly translation and interpretation rates for different languages in key areas of the United States, pay differentials for multilingual staff, and sample translated documents.


Social services resources by type

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