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New Mobile App Puts DACA Information at Young Immigrants’ Fingertips

Posted in Immigration, Launch, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

On August 15th, Pro Bono Net and its partners in the Own the Dream Campaign, celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with the launch of Pocket DACA, a new mobile app, which will help immigrants brought to this country as children understand the DACA process.  DACA… Continue Reading

Hone Your Pro Bono Skills with PLI This Spring

Posted in Immigration, Legal Services, Pro Bono

Since 2011, the Practising Law Institute (PLI) has helped us champion the necessity of pro bono as one of our Bronze Sponsors. PLI is dedicated to providing attorneys with information and techniques to develop a professional, competitive edge and recognizes the importance of pro bono in helping attorneys cultivate their skills, develop time management and… Continue Reading

CitizenshipWorks Plays Important Role in National Campaign to Help Legal Immigrants

Posted in Immigration, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology

In November 2012, the New Americans Campaign was launched by a national network of more than 80 legal-service providers, businesses, faith-based organizations, community leaders and foundations. The campaign aims to fundamentally transform the entire system of naturalization assistance to encourage eligible individuals to naturalize, providing legal immigrants the support they need to become Americans. Both… Continue Reading

Deferred Action, U Visas & Asylum On the Agenda at the Immigration Advocates Networks’ First e-Conference

Posted in Immigration

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is hosting its first annual e-conference, “Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law,” a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts, from October 29 to November 2, 2012. IAN is the country’s largest network of nonprofit  and public interest immigration advocates, with over 5,500 members representing every state in… Continue Reading

CitizenshipWorks Wins Two Webby Awards – a victory for tech-enabled service delivery

Posted in Immigration, Technology

We were thrilled to see CitizenshipWorks join the ranks of 2012 Webby Award winners, taking its place alongside Epicurious, HBO and the Muppets (among others).  CitizenshipWorks, which provides free, easy-to-use online tools to help individuals navigate the naturalization process, won both the Best Law Site award and the People’s Voice Award (voted on by the… Continue Reading