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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Somalia from its current expiration date of Sept. 17, 2009 through March 17, 2011. News

The Pennsylvania Health Law Project has published a combined edition of PHLP’s two newsletters - the Health Law PA News and the Senior Health News. The combined issue is currently available on the PHLP website at


The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has awarded a grant to a nonprofit legal services provider in Wyoming to ensure the delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families across the state, LSC announced today.

LSC awarded a five-month grant to Legal Aid of Wyoming, Inc. (LAW), providing up to $302,055 for the delivery of civil legal services, according to a letter sent to the Wyoming program’s board chairman by LSC President Helaine M. Barnett. The grant may be renewed into 2010 if special performance requirements are met by LAW.


The National Immigration Law Center has published the August 5, 2009 edition of its Immigrants' Rights Update newsletter. It is available on their website at the link.

Immigrants' Rights Update News

13 Additional Counties Join Initiative to Improve Lives of Dependent Children.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will hold three training sessions in August featuring Kevin Campbell - a nationally known youth permanency expert and creator of Family Finding, a strategy aimed at finding lost or forgotten individuals willing to provide lifelong support for abused and neglected children - as part of a statewide initiative to improve the lives of dependent children.