Members in the News
By Michelle Rupp, KATV-7
Conway (Feb. 22, 2011) - Conway Police get a lesson in immigration crime and human trafficking in Arkansas. Its a crime gaining attention around the country and here. Today several law enforcement agents went through training to detect trafficking. You might be surprised to know cases of sex trafficking happening right here in Little Rock. The Catholic Charities of Arkansas Immigration Services hosted the class.
Melissa M. Lopez, staff attorney with Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services in El Paso, TX, has earned a decision before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) that will set a new precedent across the country. Lopez represented a legal permanent resident from Austria who had lived in the United States since 1989. In July 2007, he was convicted of bribery of a public official and sentenced to 36 months imprisonment. He was later placed in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court. The Immigration Judge ordered her client removed in September 2009.
Justice Department Announces Public Education Campaign Grants to Fight Immigration-related Employment Discrimination
Oct. 14, 2010
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced that it has awarded $720,321 in grants to 13 organizations throughout the country to conduct public education programs for workers and employers about federal protections against immigration-related job discrimination.
Source: Al.com, Submitted by Sally McKinney
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama -- Norman Franz, a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Church in Gulf Shores, is spending quality time in Robertsdale, renovating the building that will soon house volunteer and immigration services.
Catholic Social Services is adding this building to its other buildings on Ala. 59 in Robertsdale.
August 26, 2010
August 25, 2010
Some illegal immigrants on the verge of being deported are getting some surprising news -- their cases have been dismissed. The Department of Homeland Security is starting to reconsider thousands of immigrant cases as part of a new security strategy.
July 28, 2010
Sue Colussy receives prestigious Friend of CLINIC award
Catholic Charities Atlanta is pleased to announce that our Immigration Legal Services’ program director, Sue Colussy, was rewarded with a lifetime achievement award at the recent Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) gathering in New Orleans, LA.
ATLANTA, GA, (July 23, 2010) - During the recent annual DeKalb County Bar
Association’s “Law Day” breakfast, Rebeca Salmon, an attorney with the
Immigrant Children’s Advocacy Project of Catholic Charities Atlanta received
the 2010 Liberty Bell Award for outstanding service to the community, in
particular serving abandoned and abused foreign children. This award gives
public recognition to men and women, including non-lawyers for outstanding
service in the following areas: