By Wendy Thompson
CLINIC benefits from the Catholic Relief Services Collection. Funding through the CRS Collection supports CLINIC's work with abused immigrant women, immigrant workers, and training for staff at Catholic Charities immigration programs. Read more about the CRS Collection below.
By JEAN ORTIZ Associated Press Writer
6:13 AM EST, February 12, 2009
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) As federal agents step up immigration enforcement efforts nationwide, Shelley Schrader isn't wondering if another major immigration raid will happen nearby - but when.
Omaha (KPTM) - Federal agents are stepping up immigration enforcement efforts across the country. It mean more large scale immigration raids.
One group is working to step up its efforts to help communities like ours get ready for the consequences of these raids.
A 2006 immigration raid.
Six meatpacking plants targeted including Grand Island's Swift plant.
More than 12-hundred people were detained.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A national effort is under way to help communities plan more coordinated responses to immigration raids.
The Washington, D.C.-based Catholic Legal Immigration Network, better known as CLINIC, has already held training sessions in Dallas and Raleigh, N.C. And on Wednesday, it began a 2-day training session in Omaha.
By Patricia Zapor
Catholic News Service
December 11, 2008
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- New federal regulations for visas will slow the process of bringing in religious workers from other countries, while adding to the costs and paperwork, according to an attorney for Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.
December 1, 2008
Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop William K. Weigand of Sacramento, Calif. He will be succeeded by Bishop Jaime Soto, who has been coadjutor of the diocese since Oct. 11, 2007, and is one of 26 active Hispanic Catholic bishops in the United States.
A coadjutor automatically becomes the head of the diocese upon the retirement or death of its bishop. The announcement was made in Washington Nov. 29 by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
September 24, 2008
By KIRK SEMPLE
New York Times
A week before the American government plans to start a redesigned civics test as part of the naturalization process, a senior immigration official sought on Tuesday to calm nervous immigrants and critics who say the new exam will be more challenging than the current one.