Mission: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) takes its inspiration and shape from Catholic social teaching, particularly Church teaching on migrants and newcomers. In the Catholic tradition, migrants are accorded the same human rights as citizens because of their membership in the human family and their inherent dignity. Further, Catholic teaching calls us to befriend the alien and sojourner and to work on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our society. The CLINIC network safeguards the rights and promotes the dignity of all newcomers. It does not distinguish among those in need based on class, culture, gender, race, religion, or ethnic background.
Communications and Marketing staff coordinate CLINIC’s media relations. In addition to responding to reporter request for interviews, CLINIC issues press releases and authors opinion pieces and letters to the editor that highlight issues related to immigrants, service providers, and practitioners. The Center for Faith and Migration also develops tools to help CLINIC affiliates improve and expand their relationship with the media. Across the country, CLINIC affiliates are viewed as a credible source for information on immigration law and issues related to immigrants. (See Press Releases and News)
Communications and Marketing staff promote Catholic social teaching regarding immigrants and the role of this teaching in the public policy sphere through collaboration with partner agencies and development of educational tools. CLINIC contributes to publications and offers seminars, presentations, and workshops on Catholic social teaching and migration. (See Resources).
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