This presentation, which was first given in July 2008, gives an overview of Catholic social teaching on migration. Topics include:
- Who is my neighbor? How can I be a neighbor?;
- Principles of Catholic social teaching;
- The dignity of the person and respect for life;
- Community and the common good;
- God-given rights and responsibilities;
- Preferential option (decision) for the poor;
- Dignity of work;
- Solidarity and the human family;
- Care for God's creation;
- And much more.
By Wendy Thompson
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) has developed this plan to help local communities prepare and plan for immigration enforcement actions by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division. The plan sets forth the key functions that communities should consider implementing before, during, and after an enforcement action.
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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.
Refugees and immigrants strongly desire U.S. citizenship. Yet, many of them, especially those who are elderly, disabled, low-income, low-literate, and limited English proficient, face serious challenges in the naturalization process. These challenges can impede their integration and their civic participation in U.S. society.
“An Advocate's Manual for Solving Employment Problems in Louisiana and Mississippi” is a guide to help community members in Louisiana and Mississippi identify and solve employment problems. The Manual is designed to be used by both workers and social service providers and does not require any prior knowledge about employment law. We hope that the Manual will be an essential resource on employment issues for friends, family, workers, service providers, and the greater community.
Written by CLINIC and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center under a generous grant from the California Endowment, the manual is a comprehensive guide for legal advocates working with immigrant survivors of domestic abuse and crime. The manual consists of 15 in-depth chapters on VAWA self-petitioning, adjustment of status, inadmissibility and waivers, and consular processing; conditional permanent residence, VAWA cancellation of removal, special immigrant juvenile status, T and U visas, gender-related asylum, and public benefits.
Charles Wheeler, director of CLINIC's National Legal Center for Immigrants, draws from his own experience and expertise, as well as from the collective wisdom of other practitioners, to explain the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). It encourages leaders to challenge government interpretations that are at odds with the regulation. The book is published by AILA Publications.
This book is a practical guide to all aspects of family-based immigration, including immediate relatives and the preference system, application process for permanent residence, consular processing, immigrating through marriage, grounds of inadmissibility, the affidavit of support, and other topics of concern to practitioners. It is published by AILA Publications.