CLINIC and the Justice for Immigrants campaign are organizing a day of Congressional advocacy on behalf of the immigrants we serve across the country.
Advocacy Day will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 as part of CLINIC’s 16th Annual Convening. The day will begin with a preparatory session which will include how-to advocacy tips and a review of talking points and messaging. Then we will head to the Hill where you will meet with your Senators and Representatives to let them know how important immigration reform is to their constituents.
By Allison Posner
On Thursday, March 14, the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) conducted a conference call with stakeholders to discuss refugee and asylee issues. The following are the questions submitted and the NSC’s responses. Note that this was an informal call with NSC staff. Nothing shared on the call should be construed as agency policy.
Q. We received a finger print notice for an I-730 beneficiary living in Eritrea. What should we do in a case like that?
On February 13, 2013, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing entitled “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, submitted written testimony describing the Catholic Church’s perspective in comprehensive immigration reform.
Specifically, the Archbishop recommends that Congress:
By: Frank Malifrando
Drawing upon the success Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) experienced running the main concession stands for the U.S. Open earlier this year, this CLINIC affiliate is now taking their game to the Oakland A's in order to provide fee assistance for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applicants.
With over 300 volunteers from the East Bay, consisting of board members, the Knights of Columbus, parishioners, staff, clients and students, several Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of John Muir Hospital, the concession stands garnered over $20,000 for CCEB's program support during the U.S. Open.
Frank Malifrando, Chief Development and Public Affairs Officer at CCEB, explains that CCEB "learned a lot from those games: how to manage and train volunteers in the fast food concession industry, how to coordinate such a huge event and how to grow the program as a social enterprise to benefit CCEB and its programs.” With prayers for this new enterprise, CCEB was blessed with more hands than were needed to succeed. Volunteers from all walks of life
DATE:March 5, 2013
FROM: Norma Montenegro Flynn
USCCB SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $1 MILLION IN GRANTS, EFFORTS FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
WASHINGTON—The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has approved special grants totaling $800,000 to mobilize Catholics on behalf of comprehensive immigration reform and to prepare Catholic institutions toserve communities benefiting from the reform legislation.
“These grants represent a distinctively Catholic contribution in promoting comprehensive immigration reform.They will strengthen the capacity of our institutions to help immigrant families come out from the shadows and participate more actively in American society,” said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento,
CLINIC congratulates the following member agency staff on receiving renewal of BIA credentials and partial accreditation, respectively:
Maria Eveleth, New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Inc., Nashua, NH, received renewal of her full accreditation on 12/12/2012
Jarteau Israel, Catholic Charities Diocese of Metuchen, New Brunswick, NJ, received renewal of his full accreditation on 02/01/2013
Monica Cabrera, El Centro de Recursos para familias – Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton
Trenton, NJ, received partial accreditation on 01/29/2013