Citizenship Information Table at Lincoln High School
Save the date! On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 4-7pm at Lincoln High School, CLIA will be distributing information and be providing intake services along with representatives from El Centro de las Americas and the Asian Community and Cultural Center, our collaborators on the 2017 USCIS Citizenship and Assimilation Grant. We are thankful to Lincoln High School for allowing us to attend their Parent-Teacher Conferences in order to inform LHS students and families of this program. We hope to see you there!
Lincoln High School
2229 J Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Keno Human Services Prevention Fund Award, January 24, 2018:
CLIA is proud to announce that we have been chosen as recipients of the 2018 Keno Human Services Prevention Fund. This grant is designed to help fund programs to help prevent crisis situations through early intervention. Specifically, it will allow us to increase the number of domestic violence survivors that we serve.
DACA Renewal Update, January 13, 2018:
Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew DACA. However, new applications for DACA will not be accepted. If you need our assistance with filing the renewal forms, please call our office for an appointment.
DACA and TPS Update from Executive Director Max Graves, January 11, 2018:
For updates on DACA and the recent ruling please click here. You will be redirected to National Immigration Law Center which has more specific information.
Regarding TPS for El Salvador, we do anticipate that a 60-day period of re-registration will be announced soon. Please check back regularly as we will update the information as we receive it.
We are able to complete TPS renewals for Honduras. If you need our assistance, please call our office. If you reach the voicemail, please leave a detailed message with your name and phone number and why you are calling.
USCIS Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Announcement, October 2017:
We are proud to announce that we were awarded the 2017 USCIS Citizenship and Assimilation Grant in collaboration with the Asian Community and Cultural Center (ACCC) and El Centro de Las Americas. This partnership with USCIS will allow us to waive our fee for filing the "citizenship" or N-400 application. Additionally, both ACCC and El Centro will provide English as a Second Language (ESL) and U.S. Civics courses to help prepare for the exam and interview portion of the citizenship process. Please call or email if you are interested and meet the requirements to apply for U.S. citizenship.
From Executive Director Max Graves, September 5, 2017:
The announcement regarding the phase-out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals raises many questions that cannot be immediately answered. Be assured that CLIA will be working to fully understand the ruling and its impact on our clients.
Today I want to emphasize the following points:
- If you currently have a work authorization through the DACA program, you will be able to keep that work authorization until the expiration date on your work card.
- If your work authorization expires on or before March 5, 2018, you may renew but the renewal application must be submitted to USCIS by October 5, 2017.
- As of today, no further DACA applications may be filed.
- It is our recommendation that current DACA beneficiaries do not travel outside the country even if they have a work card and have been granted a travel document.
For more information immediately, go to the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services website. At that link, there is a "Frequently Asked Questions" section and an overall view of the DACA decision.
Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.