By: James Porter* and Jeff Chenoweth**
Earlier this year, CLINIC reached a milestone in its 23-year history: it accepted its 200th affiliate. Starting with only 17 members in 1988, hard work and collaboration has paid off. In part, aided by the addition of non-Catholic subscribers, CLINIC has become the largest network of charitable immigration service providers operating in 46 states out of 292 field offices.
By Maria Odom*
It felt great to be back in New Orleans for CLINIC’s 2010 Annual Convening. The last time I was in the Big Easy was just weeks before Hurricane Katrina hit the city with its deadly force. Back then, my family had gathered in the city to celebrate my younger brother’s law school graduation. Victor, the youngest of four children, made us all immensely proud and grateful to our parents for their love and commitment to our education and formation.
On Start of 2010 Census – CLINIC Urges Full Participation
This year, the U.S. Census has a BIG job. Starting January 25, it’s counting EVERYONE that lives in the United States. This only happens once every 10 years and it’s a big deal.
One of the most easily and commonly overlooked groups of immigrants are detainees. Every day, more than 32,000 individuals languish in detention facilities scattered across the country, unnoticed and ignored. Thousands of these detainees are immigrants fleeing persecution and seeking refuge in the United States.