Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants, Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Catholic Charities Legal Services for Immigrants, Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Program provides information sessions, legal counsel, and assistance to vulnerable low-income immigrants.
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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee established the Legal Services for Immigrants program (LSI) in 1999. The LSI program is dedicated to two objectives: providing high-quality immigration legal services to those in need, and disseminating accurate information about immigration issues throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Three staff attorneys, two paralegals, and numerous volunteers and interns provide a full range of family-based and humanitarian immigration legal services. In keeping with the Catholic Charities mission, we place particular emphasis on serving the most vulnerable immigrants: victims of domestic violence and other crimes; abandoned and abused children; and families with one or more members in removal proceedings. We represent clients in the ten counties of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee: Dodge, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, and Walworth. Although we dedicate most of our resources to serving clients, we are also committed to serving the broader community through educational presentations. Each year our attorneys give numerous speeches and workshops to diverse audiences of immigrants, legal professionals, and Catholic clergy. If you are interested in learning more about our work, please message this page or call our main line at (414) 643 8570 x. 4418. We use our page to publish our newsletters, share links to helpful resources, and update you about immigration laws and policies. Have a request or suggestion for this page? Let us know! If you are interested in immigration law & policy, or involved with the immigrant community of southeastern Wisconsin, please Like and Share our page.

Mission: Mission Statement Inspired by Christ's call to serve, our mission is to provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same. Vision Statement Our vision is to improve the lives of those we serve, to empower the most vulnerable, and to help reduce poverty through quality, compassionate, and effective human services.

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Public Charge Injunction Narrowed by Second Circuit
08/14/2020
Public Charge Injunction Narrowed by Second Circuit

Public Charge Injunction Narrowed by Second Circuit

The nationwide injunction entered by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on July 29 prohibiting the implementation of the new public charge rule by the Department of Homeland Security during the COVID-19 national emergency has been narrowed to apply only to the states withi...

Trump Admin Drops Appeal of Court Ruling That Ken Cuccinelli Was Illegally AppointedLa administración de Trump abandona ...
08/14/2020
Joint Press Release: BREAKING: Trump Admin Drops Appeal of Court Ruling That Ken Cuccinelli Was Illegally Appointed | Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Trump Admin Drops Appeal of Court Ruling That Ken Cuccinelli Was Illegally Appointed

La administración de Trump abandona su apelación de la decisión judicial que indicó que Ken Cuccinelli fue nombrado como el director de USCIS illegalmente

Washington, D.C. — Late last night, the Trump administration dismissed its appeal of a federal court’s March ruling that Ken Cuccinelli was illegally appointed as Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

America’s leading technology companies have filed an amicus brief in the legal complaint against the Trump administratio...
08/13/2020
Tech Company Amicus Brief Makes A Strong Case For Immigration

America’s leading technology companies have filed an amicus brief in the legal complaint against the Trump administration’s proclamation blocking foreign nationals from entering the United States to work.

Las empresas de tecnología más importantes de los Estados Unidos han presentado un amicus curiae (declaración con información de apoyo a una caso en la corte) en la demanda en contra de la proclamación de la administración de Trump. La proclamación impide la entrada de extranjeros a los Estado Unidos para trabajar.

America’s most successful companies say they owe their success to being open to talented people from around the world.

08/13/2020
The Immigration Courts: Nothing Like What You Have Imagined

Immigration Judge Ashley Tabaddor is the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges. Judge Tabaddor explains the need for an independent immigration court, rather than one which is part of the United States Department of Justice. She explains the importance of a court that is not under undue influence and political pressure but rather a court which simply follows the law.

Ashley Tabaddor, jueza de inmigración, es la presidenta de la Asociación Nacional de Jueces de Inmigración. La jueza Tabaddor explica la necesidad para una corte de inmigración independiente en vez de una que sea parte del Departamento de Justicia estadounidense. Ella explica la importancia de una corte que no esté bajo la influencia y presión política constante.

USCIS Fee Increases Effective October 2, 2020
08/10/2020
USCIS Fee Increases Effective October 2, 2020 | Immigrant Legal Resource Center | ILRC

USCIS Fee Increases Effective October 2, 2020

This practice advisory explains the changes to the USCIS fee schedule announced on August 3, 2020. These changes—which will be effective October 2, 2020—will increase fees, eliminate most fee waivers, narrow fee waiver eligibility, add a new fee for asylum applications, and require separate fees...

There has been a lot of confusion as to if people who have never had DACA can apply for the first time.  Right now, you ...
08/06/2020
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA/DAPA) | ILRC

There has been a lot of confusion as to if people who have never had DACA can apply for the first time. Right now, you cannot apply for the first time. Immigration very clearly said they would reject all first time applications.

Ha habido mucha confusión sobre si la gente que nunca hayan tenido DACA pueden solicitarla por primer vez. En este momento, no se puede solicitar DACA por primera vez; solo se puede renovar. Inmigración dejó en claro que rechazará cualquier solicitud de DACA si una persona la está solicitando por primera vez y nunca lo ha tenido.

Despite the Supreme Court decision to reinstate the DACA program, on July 28, 2020, the Trump administration issued a memo indicating USCIS will (1) reject all initial DACA applications; (2) reject all Advance Parole applications from DACA recipients unless there are exceptional circumstances; and (...

08/05/2020
www.naij-usa.org

A Federal Labor Relations Authority official on Friday rejected the Trump administration's bid to dismantle the National Association of Immigration Judges, saying a U.S. Department of Justice regulation scaling back oversight of the judges did not make them union-ineligible managers.

Un oficial de la Autoridad Federal de Relaciones Laborales nego el intento de la administración de Trump de desarmar la Asociación Nacional de Jueces de Inmigración.

Public Charge Rule Halted by Injunction During the PandemicRegla de carga pública parada por orden judicial durante la p...
08/05/2020
Public Charge Rule Halted by Injunction During the Pandemic

Public Charge Rule Halted by Injunction During the Pandemic

Regla de carga pública parada por orden judicial durante la pandemia

The implementation of the public charge rule has been halted by a federal court injunction issued on July 29, 2020. The decision in State of New York, et al. v. DHS, et al. and Make the Road NY et al. v. Cuccinelli, et al. enjoined the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, from enforcing, applyin...

08/03/2020
www.naij-usa.org

The National Association of Immigration Judges issued a statement opposing the administration's "sweeping set of proposed regulations that would impact almost every aspect of asylum and humanitarian protection law."

La Asociación Nacional de Jueces de Inmigración emitió una declaración en oposición a las extensivas reglas propuestas por la administración que impactarían casi cada aspecto del asilo y protección de derechos humanos.

08/03/2020
NAIJ Stakeholder Town Hall Meeting

National Association of Immigration Judges hold virtual town hall meeting and voice concerns.

Asociación Nacional de Jueces de Inmigración lleva a cabo foro virtual y expresan preocupaciones.

NAIJ Stakeholder Town Hall Meeting. Occurred on July 22, 2020.

CLINIC condemns heartlessness and questions soundness of USCIS fee scheduleCLINIC condena a la crueldad y cuestiona la c...
08/03/2020
CLINIC condemns heartlessness and questions soundness of USCIS fee schedule | Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

CLINIC condemns heartlessness and questions soundness of USCIS fee schedule

CLINIC condena a la crueldad y cuestiona la congruencia de los honorarios de inmigració (USCIS)

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced July 31 that it is charging ahead with unprecedented fee increases, expected to price people out of vital immigration benefits, including naturalization and asylum. The rule is scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 2, 2020...

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
07/29/2020

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

#PressRelease: DHS announcement on #DACA makes “no moral or practical sense” says CLINIC Board Chair Bishop Jaime Soto

Read here: bit.ly/3hIgKrG

Bishops, immigrant advocates oppose Trump’s new census memoObispos, defensores de inmigrantes se oponen a la nueva nota ...
07/24/2020
Bishops, immigrant advocates oppose Trump’s new census memo

Bishops, immigrant advocates oppose Trump’s new census memo

Obispos, defensores de inmigrantes se oponen a la nueva nota del censo publicada por Trump

Democratic leaders and immigrant advocates are criticizing President Donald Trump's July 21 memorandum to prevent immigrants without legal documentation from being counted in the 2020 census for the redrawing of congressional districts.

Canadian court says Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S. violates charter.Corte canadiense dice que el "acuerdo de ter...
07/22/2020
Canadian court says Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S. violates charter

Canadian court says Safe Third Country Agreement with U.S. violates charter.

Corte canadiense dice que el "acuerdo de tercer pais seguro" con los Estados Unidos viola acta constitutiva.

In a judgment released Wednesday, the Federal Court of Canada bashed the American government’s treatment of asylum seekers and chided Canadian officia...

07/22/2020
Dreamers of Wisconsin Scholarship Applications due August 1st

Dreamers of Wisconsin is excited to announce that the $5,000 scholarship application is now open! All high school, undergraduate, and graduate undocumented/DACAmented students in Wisconsin are eligible to apply. Please find our application link below. All applications are due on August 1, 2020 at 11:59pm! SPREAD THE WORD 🦋

Dreamers of Wisconsin está muy emocionado de anunciar que la solicitud de beca de $5,000 está abierta. Todos los estudiantes indocumentados / DACAmentados (quienes tienen DACA) de secundaria, grado, y posgrado en Wisconsin son elegibles para postularse. Pueden encontrar más información sobre como postularse en el enlace abajo. ¡Todas las solicitudes deben presentarse a más tardar 1 de agosto de 2020 a las 11:59 p.m.! ¡Corran la voz! 🦋

Dreamers of Wisconsin is excited to announce that the $5,000 scholarship application is now open! All high school, undergraduate, and graduate undocumented/DACAmented students in Wisconsin are eligible to apply. Please find our application link below. All …

ICE Rescinded Its Previous Student Visa GuidanceICE rescinde sus previas direcciones acerca de visas de estudiante
07/21/2020
ICE Rescinded Its Previous Student Visa Guidance

ICE Rescinded Its Previous Student Visa Guidance

ICE rescinde sus previas direcciones acerca de visas de estudiante

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, announced on July 6, 2020, that it intended to issue regulations to prevent most students with F or M nonimmigrant visas from traveling to or remaining in the United States if their coursework would be entirely online. Universities sued the agency over th...

Update on Filing Initial DACA Applications: "In light of [recent court rulings], U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Servic...
07/21/2020
Update on Filing Initial DACA Applications

Update on Filing Initial DACA Applications: "In light of [recent court rulings], U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, should accept initial DACA applications from those who have never held DACA as well as requests for advance parole. At this time, USCIS has yet to issue guidance or confirm that it will process such filings in compliance with these court decisions."

Noticia sobre solicitudes iniciales de la DACA: "De acuerdo a [decisiones judiciales recientes], inmigración, o USCIS, debe aceptar nuevas solicitudes iniciales de la DACA para esas personas quienes nunca han tenido la DACA además de solicitudes para permiso adelantado de reingreso. En este momento, USCIS aún no ha emitido direcciones ni ha confirmado que procesará tales solicitudes para cumplir con estas decisiones judiciales."

The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued an order in Casa de Maryland v. Dept. of Homeland Security on July 17, 2020, restoring DACA to its pre-rescission status. This decision goes beyond the Supreme Court’s June 18 determination that the DACA rescission was unlawful; it explic...

From the Social Security Administration:"Social Security remains committed to providing uninterrupted benefits and vital...
07/08/2020

From the Social Security Administration:

"Social Security remains committed to providing uninterrupted benefits and vital services the public relies on, especially during the current coronavirus pandemic. Despite challenges government and businesses face at this time, we want people to know we remain ready and able to help them by phone with most Social Security matters."

Social Security office locator: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp#officeResults

Online Services: https://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices/

07/08/2020
Green Card Renewal | What You Need to Know

Green Card Renewal | What You Need to Know

In this video, we will review the green card renewal process. You may choose to renew your green card on your own, but you should hire an immigration attorne...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.
06/18/2020

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.

Click the link below to view the Supreme Court’s important decision to support DACA recipients today, for people who “know only this country as home”.

Supreme Court of the United States Decision on DACA: bit.ly/2Nbnjpu

06/18/2020
www.supremecourt.gov

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

There are now calls for DHS and USCIS to immediately re-open and fully restore the 2012 DACA program. Additional details about the status of the program should be forthcoming from the agencies. Until more detailed instruction is provided, it is recommended that applicants who have NOT been granted DACA in the past WAIT to file new DACA applications; requests for an Advance Parole travel document also should not be submitted at this time.

In the meantime, current DACA recipients who are seeking renewal are able to apply immediately and encouraged to do so.

You can view the full 74-page decision here: https://cliniclegal.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d1e29c8d7ab34d84237ecd8ee&id=043486d374&e=e868781005

06/11/2020
Coronavirus Test Milwaukee (Malay)

Coronavirus Information Milwaukee spoken in Malay

Friends and neighbors, thank you for continuing to be safe about COVID-19. We still do not have a good medicine or a vaccine. Please continue to limit visits...

06/11/2020
Coronavirus Test Milwaukee (Burmese)

Coronavirus Information Milwaukee spoken in Burmese

Friends and neighbors, thank you for continuing to be safe about COVID-19. We still do not have a good medicine or a vaccine. Please continue to limit visits...

06/11/2020
Coronavirus Test Milwaukee (Rohingya)

Coronavirus Information Milwaukee spoken in Rohingya

Friends and neighbors, thank you for continuing to be safe about COVID-19. We still do not have a good medicine or a vaccine. Please continue to limit visits...

06/11/2020
Coronavirus Test Milwaukee (Karen)

Coronavirus Information Milwaukee spoken in Karen

Friends and neighbors, thank you for continuing to be safe about COVID-19. We still do not have a good medicine or a vaccine. Please continue to limit visits...

06/11/2020
Coronavirus Test Milwaukee (Swahili)

Coronavirus Information Milwaukee spoken in Swahili

Friends and neighbors, thank you for continuing to be safe about COVID-19. We still do not have a good medicine or a vaccine. Please continue to limit visits...

MALDEF Sues Feds Over Denial of COVID-19 Relief to Mixed-Status Married CouplesFondo Mexicano-Americano de Defensa Legal...
04/30/2020
MALDEF Sues Feds Over Denial of COVID-19 Relief to Mixed-Status Married Couples

MALDEF Sues Feds Over Denial of COVID-19 Relief to Mixed-Status Married Couples

Fondo Mexicano-Americano de Defensa Legal y Educación (MALDEF por sus siglas en inglés) demanda al gobierno por negarle pagos de estímulo económico por COVID-19 (coronavirus) a matrimonios de estatus inmigratorio mixto.

MALDEF, Apr. 28, 2020 "The federal government’s denial of COVID-19 relief payments to U.S. citizens married to immigrants who do not have a social...

04/24/2020
Coronavirus and Immigration Status

Coronavirus and Immigration Status

Many people have asked this question: will Coronavirus testing or treatment hurt my immigration status if I have to use public benefits? The answer is: no. I...

04/17/2020

Noticia de USCIS (inmigración):

USCIS (inmigración) le urge a todas las personas, incluyendo extranjeros, con síntomas que se parecen al coronavirus (fiebre, tos, falta de aire) que busquen los tratamientos médicos necesarios o servicios preventivos. Tales tratamientos o servicios prentivos no perjudicaran a ningun extranjero como parte de la análisis de carga pública.

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