The Chairman of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Board of Directors, Bishop Jaime Soto of
A far reaching court decision that will allow religious workers to take the first step to petition for permanent residency and submit an application for a green card at the same time is welcome news to the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). CLINIC represents over 1,000 religious communities and Catholic dioceses and archdioceses in their efforts to bring foreign-born religious workers to the United States to minister. The case Gabriel Ruiz-Diaz et al. vs United States of America was heard in the U.S.
SAN ANTONIO - Cardinal Francis George of Chicago called on President Barack Obama and Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform before the end of 2009,
WASHINGTON, DC - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) applauds Attorney General Eric Holder's withdrawal of a decision written by former Attorney General Michael Mukasey which made it far more difficult for immigrants to reopen their immigration cases when they had ineffective assistance of counsel claims. Mukasey's decision, Matter of Compean, 24 I&N Dec. 710 (A.G. 2009), held that immigrants in removal proceedings had no right to counsel under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments.
WASHINGTON —Through the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to encourage participation in the Census 2010, in order to reach hard-to-count communities.
Washington, DC: One year ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents raided a meat-packing factory in Postville, IA, and arrested more than 400 undocumented workers. The raid, recorded as the largest worksite action by ICE, left a community shattered as hundreds of families were separated and individual due process rights were abandoned. On the one year anniversary, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) echoes the call of the U.S.
Washington, DC. - Immigration is definitely a hot topic, and not just in Washington. On May 20-22, 2009, more than 150 immigration legal services providers, private attorneys, and advocates will gather in Colorado Springs for the 2009 Annual Convening hosted by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC).
BISHOPS SUPPORT INTRODUCTION OF DREAM ACT
Say it will make difference in the life of many immigrant young persons
MIGRATION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF DREAM ACT, EXPRESSES USCCB SUPPORT
Washington D.C.: Plans are underway for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) 12th annual conference for immigration programs, service providers and attorneys. The conference brings together advocates and non-profit organizations that serve low-income and indigent immigrants. It is scheduled for May 20-22, 2009 in Colorado Springs Registration is now open.
Washington, D.C.: The business sector and the U.S. economy has benefited greatly from legal immigrant workers. In 2005, the foreign-born population accounted for nearly 15% of the total U.S. civilian workforce. However, many immigrant workers arrive in the United States with limited knowledge of English.