"Good morning, CLINIC staff!” This is how my day usually begins as I pass by the offices of my busy colleagues, one after the other, before I get to mine and settle-in behind the desk to start the day’s work as an intern with The Center for Religious Immigration and Protection at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. It has been a privilege to assist with the process of bringing foreign-born religious workers into the United States to serve the Catholic Church. I am grateful for all religious workers who left their country to minister to God’s people and preach the Good News of the Gospel. I am also grateful for the way in which those religious men and women, whom I will probably never meet, have enriched my vocation as a Temporary Professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Preparing their applications has given me more opportunities to reflect on my own religious vocation.
I have always wanted to help immigrants and, through my internship with CLINIC, I was able to do just that while also assisting religious communities like my own. At CLINIC, I assisted staff attorneys with applications for change of status or extension of status in the United States, applications for nonimmigrant visas atRead more