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ACRC Immigration Clinic by Mind Map: ACRC  Immigration Clinic

1. PROGRAM STAFF

1.1. Marc Matsuo

1.1.1. Title

1.2. Ranee Samerthai

1.2.1. Title

1.3. Maria Wood

1.3.1. Title

1.4. Josephine Beck

1.4.1. Marc to contact Josephine for information on licensing/certification

1.4.2. Title

1.5. Staff

1.5.1. Denise Domogsac

1.5.1.1. Would like to learn

1.6. Staff

1.6.1. Victoria Martinez

1.6.1.1. N-400s

1.7. Rudy Domogsac

1.7.1. Would like to learn

2. FEE FOR SERVICES

2.1. $

3. PERFORMANCE MEASURES

3.1. 1. The number of newly enrolled non-duplicated lawful permanent residents in citizenship instruction classes

3.1.1. How many?

3.2. 2. Percentage of enrolled students who post-test using nationally normed standardized tests of English language proficiency

3.2.1. % number (80%?)

3.3. 3. Percentage of post-tested students demonstrating measurable educational gains

3.3.1. minimum goal? (80%?)

3.4. 4. Number of lawful permanent residents for whom your organization will provide naturalization eligibility screenings

3.4.1. minimum goal?

3.5. 5. Number of lawful permanent residents for whom your organization will prepare and submit Form N-400 and Form G-28

3.5.1. minimum goal?

4. USCIS SERVICES FOR GRANT

4.1. Citizenship Instruction

4.1.1. a. Instruction primarily delivered in English in U.S. history and government for test preparation and the promotion of civic integration

4.1.2. b. Activities that promote civic and linguistic integration

4.1.3. c. English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in reading, writing, and speaking

4.1.4. d. Instruction primarily delivered in English on the naturalization process and eligibility Interview

4.1.5. e. The use of a nationally normed standardized test of English proficiency to place and assess progress of all students enrolled under this program. At least 80% of post-tested students must demonstrate educational gains as evidenced by increased standardized test scores

4.1.6. f. The use of a current adult citizenship textbook that aligns with the skill level of the students in the class (published textbooks only, compilations of worksheets or handouts will not be accepted); all students must be issued a textbook for their own personal use

4.1.7. g. A curriculum that includes all of the components contained in the USCIS Sample Curriculum found on the Citizenship Resource Center at www.uscis.gov/citizenship/educators/program-development including

4.1.7.1. (1) Instruction in U.S. history and government for test preparation and the promotion of civic integration

4.1.7.2. (2) Activities that promote civic and linguistic integration

4.1.7.3. (3) English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in reading, writing, and speaking for the naturalization test, naturalization process, and to conduct required integration activities; and

4.1.7.4. (4) Instruction on the eligibility interview (N-400

4.1.8. h. The provision of at least 40 hours of citizenship instruction over a 10-12 week class cycle with managed enrollment to at least 200 students at the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) low beginning to high intermediate levels (NRS Levels 2-5); and

4.1.9. i. The use of citizenship teachers who have degrees in education (K-12 Social Studies, History, TESOL, or Adult Education) and/ or who have at least one year of experience teaching adult immigrants. Although not a requirement, programs whose teachers have the following education, certification, and/or experience are generally more likely to be scored higher than programs that do not:

4.1.9.1. (1) Hold a degree in TESOL; and/or

4.1.9.2. (2) Hold TESOL certification from a state licensing agency; and/or

4.1.9.3. (3) Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in TESOL instruction in a classroom setting for an adult education program that utilizes a textbook and a structured curriculum.

4.1.9.4. (4) Instruction on the eligibility interview (N-400)

4.1.10. j. The provision of at least 40 hours of citizenship instruction over a 10-12 week class cycle with managed enrollment to at least 200 students at the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) low beginning to high intermediate levels (NRS Levels 2-5); and

5. NATURALIZATION APPLICATION SERVICES

5.1. a. The provision of naturalization eligibility screening

5.2. b. The preparation and submission of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, with Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, over the two-year period of performance for at least 200 lawful permanent residents

5.3. c. The provision of ongoing immigration case management

5.4. d. The use of a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP) Accredited Representative (partial accreditation is acceptable) or an attorney who is an employee of the applicant organization or the sub-awardee organization.

6. INTEGRATION ACTIVITIES

6.1. Site-based civic integration activities

6.1.1. Local trips outside the classroom to sites and landmarks of historical and/or cultural significance, libraries, museums, other local public entities, and organizations that promote public safety, etc

6.2. Classroom-based civic integration activities

6.2.1. Activities that may involve guest speakers such as local civic leaders and public servants to provide the opportunity for student interaction and exchange, or the use of multimedia and/or materials-based methods that promote an enhanced understanding of key moments in U.S. history and/or the form and function of local, state and federal government

6.3. Civic participation

6.3.1. Activities that encourage students to take participatory learning beyond the classroom by attending a public meeting, volunteering, or participating in local civic institutions; and

6.4. Other integration activities

6.4.1. Activities that promote in-depth understanding of the student’s role as a future citizen of the United States, including the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; our shared American history; government functions, structure and laws; geography; and traditions, symbols and holidays. These can be external or in-class

7. REFFERALS

7.1. ACRC <--> RST Law Group

7.1.1. ACRC currently providing this assistance. Set up appointment with Marc (N-400s). Refer out to Maria for further assistance (complex cases).

8. ACRC'S CURRENT PROGRAMMING

8.1. Naturalization Application Services

8.1.1. 1. The provision of naturalization eligibility screening

8.1.1.1. Pre-screening over the phone - questions to ask/things to look for:

8.1.1.1.1. 1. How long have you had your green card for?

8.1.1.1.2. 2. Travel History (past 5 years) - see if they have any trips 6months-1year OR 1year+

8.1.1.1.3. 3. Any legal/criminal issues or history?

8.1.1.1.4. 4. Have you applied for citizenship before? If denied (why?)

8.1.1.1.5. 5. Do they need a N-400 or N-600?

8.1.2. 2. The preparation and submission of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, with Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative, over the two-year period of performance for at least (#?) lawful permanent residents

8.1.3. 3. The provision of ongoing immigration case management

8.1.3.1. Create Intake

8.1.3.2. Every Action 360

8.1.4. 4. The use of a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP) Accredited Representative (partial accreditation is acceptable) or an attorney who is an employee of the applicant organization or the sub-awardee organization.

8.2. Classes/Webinars

8.2.1. 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month

8.2.1.1. Q&A's are the best

8.2.2. Various Topics

8.2.3. Topics:

8.2.3.1. Citizenship: - Travel History - staying outside of the country guidelines, <6months, 6months-1year, and over 1 year (travel history can be an issue at the interview, but it's discretionary on what may be decided) - Legal issues - like DUIs (very high in Las Vegas) - Who's eligible for a translator? - Selective Service

8.2.3.1.1. What happens if I get a denial? What about an RFE (Request for Evidence)?

8.2.3.2. Public Charge

8.2.3.3. What happens during an interview with an USCIS officer?

8.2.3.3.1. Myth & Truth

8.2.3.3.2. 7/31/2021 Webinar Topic

8.2.4. 2 Hours per month x 10 months= 40 Hours total

8.3. Mock Interviews

8.3.1. Time: 30 mins

8.3.2. Computer system

8.3.2.1. Google form

8.3.2.2. Survey Hero

8.3.2.3. Every action 360

8.3.2.3.1. Online tool

8.3.3. Marc will work on getting a google form with questions

8.4. SERVICES/PROGRAMMING TO BE ADDED:

8.5. RST LAW GROUP

8.5.1. For clients that have signed up with us for N-400s, we do offer interview preparation if the client feels they need/want it: mock interview/review civics questions/etc.

9. PROGRAMMATIC/OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

9.1. Community Health Consulting

10. ACRC: PROPOSED SERVICES/CHANGES

10.1. ACRC's Website*

10.1.1. To implement Request for Services tab (ACRC's website): - Immigration Assistance - N400s - Legal Representation - Referral to Maria and Ranee - Health Insurance Assistance - Referrals *Eric to help build /Tab platform

10.2. Classroom-based civic integration activities

10.2.1. Activities that may involve guest speakers such as local civic leaders and public servants to provide the opportunity for student interaction and exchange, or the use of multimedia and/or materials-based methods that promote an enhanced understanding of key moments in U.S. history and/or the form and function of local, state and federal government

10.2.1.1. Recording classes

10.2.1.1.1. Subscription to ACRC

10.2.1.2. Online games like Kahoot (great way to practice the civics questions) or jeopardy, etc.

10.2.2. New classes starting on July 22, 2021

10.2.3. Marc or Octavio to contact Julie from Clark County Library

10.2.3.1. ESL Classes

10.2.3.1.1. Offer at ACRC?

10.3. Other integration activities

10.3.1. Activities that promote in-depth understanding of the student’s role as a future citizen of the United States, including the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; our shared American history; government functions, structure and laws; geography; and traditions, symbols and holidays. These can be external or in-class.