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Center for Immigrants’ Rights News

Professor Shoba Wadhia with students Lauren Hartley and James GIlbert
The American Immigration Council, ABA Commission on Immigration and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights released a practice advisory today for attorneys representing non-citizens in immigration proceedings.
Penn State Law clinic students partnered with Maggio + Kattar to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request to Department of State (DOS) seeking information about and statistics relating to Administrative Processing. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document was prepared to provide helpful information to those individuals undergoing administrative process and to their family members or employers.
Matt Tamul and Professor Wadhia
A new blog by clinic students at Penn State Law is designed to help practitioners stay up-to-date on the latest Third Circuit immigration decisions. A collaboration between the Penn State Center for Immigrants’ Rights and the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC), the blog covers precedential and select non-precedential Third Circuit decisions.
The Law School students, alumni, and faculty worked hard to make 2013 a year rich in scholarship, achievement, advocacy, and learning. Collected here are the ten most-read news stories on our website in 2013.     10. Clinic files Supreme Court brief on housing discrimination case
“To File or Not to File,” a report released today by the Center for Immigrants’ Rights at Penn State Law highlights the rate and circumstances surrounding Notice to Appear (NTA) filings at the immigration court. The report is available to the public online.
The Center for Immigrants’ Rights on behalf of the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center will present a workshop to help young immigrants learn about legal status. Participants can earn how young people without legal status can avoid deportation and potentially receive work authorization and learn the eligibility requirements, application process, and potential risks of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  
The Center for Immigrants' Rights at Penn State Law and the Centre County Women's Resource Center Civil Legal Representation Project are teaming up to host “Shining the Light on Violence Against Immigrant Women” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at Schlow Centre Regional Library. The public is welcome to this event, which will be a dialogue on the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in the immigrant community.