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WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Barack Obama and his administration want to see comprehensive reform of the nation's immigration system "happen sooner than later," according to a Catholic immigration advocate.
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) is delighted to announce that longtime GCIR leaders, Taryn Higashi and Geri Mannion, have been named co-recipients of the 2009 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking. Established in 1985, the Scrivner Award recognizes grantmakers who have demonstrated outstanding creativity.
The Chairman of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Board of Directors, Bishop Jaime Soto of
By Kevin Clark
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Seattle judge's order overturning a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy on visas for foreign-born religious workers will give those workers "the peace of mind to continue providing important services in their communities and parishes," said the head of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.
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).