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.

Operating as usual

11/10/2020

Our office is currently accepting new cases for refugees who are interested in applying for citizenship. Refugees with green cards who are interested can call Attorney Schreiber at (269) 281-3916 to be placed on a waitlist.

Welcome to Catholic Charities, Kimberly Schreiber!  Attorney Schreiber received a fellowship grant from the University o...
11/10/2020
Kimberly Schreiber Professional Bio - Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services

Welcome to Catholic Charities, Kimberly Schreiber! Attorney Schreiber received a fellowship grant from the University of Notre Dame Law School to practice immigration law at Catholic Charities. She focuses on citizenship and naturalization, especially for the refugee community in Milwaukee. Since starting in September, she has saved refugees more than $37,000 in immigration fees through fee waivers; she is currently accepting new clients. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and hiking with her family and dogs.

Kimberly J. Schreiber Attorney Attorney Schreiber joined Catholic Charities in September of 2020. She received a fellowship grant from the University of Notre Dame Law School to practice immigration law at Catholic Charities. She focuses on citizenship and naturalization, especially for the refugee....

Trump immigration rule takes effect again during appealRegla inmigratoria de Trump de "carga pública" toma efecto de nue...
11/06/2020
Trump immigration rule takes effect again during appeal

Trump immigration rule takes effect again during appeal

Regla inmigratoria de Trump de "carga pública" toma efecto de nuevo durante apelación

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has allowed a Trump administration rule that would deny green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps to go back into effect while it...

Free flu shots - click the link below to find out more!Vacunas contra la influenza, ¡gratis!  Haga clic en el enlace aba...
11/06/2020
Free Flu Shots in Milwaukee - Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services

Free flu shots - click the link below to find out more!

Vacunas contra la influenza, ¡gratis! Haga clic en el enlace abajo para más información.

Four Milwaukee Public Schools will give out free flu shots from November 9 – 12. No health insurance or appointments are needed. Anyone can get a flu shot, including adults and children over six months old. Some interpreter services will also be available. It is especially important to get a flu s...

Pope Francis calls Trump’s family separation border policy ‘cruelty of the highest form’El Papa Francisco dice que la po...
10/23/2020
Pope Francis calls Trump’s family separation border policy ‘cruelty of the highest form’

Pope Francis calls Trump’s family separation border policy ‘cruelty of the highest form’

El Papa Francisco dice que la poliza fronteriza de separación de familias del presidente Trump es "crueldad de lo más alto"

In a new documentary that premiered in Rome today, Pope Francis says separating migrant children from their parents is “something a Christian cannot do. It’s cruelty of the highest form.”

¡Haga clic en la imagen a continuación para más información sobre su derecho al voto en Wisconsin!
10/20/2020

¡Haga clic en la imagen a continuación para más información sobre su derecho al voto en Wisconsin!

Click the picture below for more information about your voting rights in Wisconsin!
10/20/2020

Click the picture below for more information about your voting rights in Wisconsin!

Vatican to turn building offered by nuns into shelter for refugeesEl Vaticano convertirá un inmueble ofrecido por monjas...
10/16/2020
Vatican to turn building offered by nuns into shelter for refugees

Vatican to turn building offered by nuns into shelter for refugees

El Vaticano convertirá un inmueble ofrecido por monjas en un albergue para refugiados

The Vatican said Monday that it would use a building offered to it by a religious order to house refugees.

Children From Immigrant Families Are Increasingly the Face of Higher EducationHijos de familias inmigrantes son cada vez...
10/16/2020
Children From Immigrant Families Are Increasingly the Face of Higher Education

Children From Immigrant Families Are Increasingly the Face of Higher Education

Hijos de familias inmigrantes son cada vez más la cara de educación superior

U.S.-born children of immigrants or immigrant students raised in the United States accounted for nearly 60 percent of the growth in university enrollment since 2000.

10/01/2020

Ascension Wisconsin estará ofreciendo vacunas contra influenza GRATIS para la comunidad en Ascension St. Joseph y en el Consulado de México en Milwaukee. Vacunas disponibles para personas mayores de 18 años de edad.

-DONDE: Ascension St. Joseph, 5000 W. Chambers Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210
-CUANDO: 7, 14, 21, y 28 de octubre de las 9 a.m. hasta las 12 p.m.

-DONDE: Consulado de México en Milwaukee, 1443 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
-CUANDO: sábado, 3 de octubre de las 9 a.m. hasta las 12 p.m.
lunes, 5 de octubre de las 9 a.m. hasta las 12 p.m.
viernes, 9 de octubre de las 9 a.m. hasta las 12 p.m.

10/01/2020

Ascension Wisconsin is offering Free Influenza (flu) vaccinations for the community at Ascension St. Joseph and the Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee for adults age 18 and older.

-WHERE: Ascension St. Joseph, 5000 W. Chambers Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210
-WHEN: October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

-WHERE: Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee, 1443 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
-WHEN: Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday, October 5 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Friday, October 9 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

On September 29, 2020, a district court ruled to stop the new USCIS fee schedule. There will not be updated fees on Octo...
09/30/2020
AILA - Featured Issue: Changes to USCIS Fee Schedule

On September 29, 2020, a district court ruled to stop the new USCIS fee schedule. There will not be updated fees on October 2, 2020. This could still change, so stay in touch with your attorney for the most up-to-date information about your case.

On September 29, 2020, a district court stayed the implementation and the effective date of the August 2020 Final Rule changing the fee schedule in its entirety pending final adjudication of this matter. This issue page tracks resources related to this fluid situation.

09/25/2020
Trump administration reimposes "public charge" immigration wealth test following court orders

In response to the Coronavirus, the public charge wealth test was on hold this summer. On September 11, 2020 a new court ruling put the public charge rule back into effect.

If you plan to file for a green card, make sure you understand if the public charge rule affects your application.

Advocates have warned that the policy deters immigrant communities from accessing critical government assistance during the pandemic.

On October 2, 2020 new fees will be in effect for most immigration processes. As a result of a new rule from the Departm...
09/21/2020
USCIS Fee Changes October 2020 - Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services

On October 2, 2020 new fees will be in effect for most immigration processes.

As a result of a new rule from the Department of Homeland Security, the cost to file most applications will increase. Also, fee waivers will be harder, or impossible, to get.

For more information, read the latest blog post on our website.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new fee rule for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that goes into effect on October 2, 2020. This new rule changes the cost of several immigration processes. Among these changes, many applications will cost more money and...

09/16/2020

Immigration will raise most fees starting October 2, 2020. Immigration is also eliminating most fee waivers. For the first time in our nation's history, we will charge people to apply for protection under our asylum laws.

For more information, please see the links below.

Inmigración aumentará sus tarifas empezando el 2 de octubre del 2020. Además, inmigración eliminará la mayoría de perdones de costo. Por la primera vez en la historia de nuestro pais, el gobierno le cobrará a las personas solicitando protección a traves del asilo.

Para más información, por favor vea los enlaces abajo.

https://cliniclegal.org/issues/fee-schedule-changes?ct=t(AgencyUpdate_091520)

https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/revised_uscis_fee_increases_october_2020.pdf

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...

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