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WASHINGTON, DC: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is deeply concerned with the proposed increase in the application fee for U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposal to adjust fees for immigration and naturalization applications raises them by 70%. The administration should find a solution that promotes, rather than discourages, immigrant integration.
Catholic Charities USA grants $500,000 for two year legal services expansion
WASHINGTON, DC: Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. received a $500,000, two-year grant from Catholic Charities USA Disaster Relief Fund. The Gulf of Mexico Immigration Project will expand legal immigration services in six Louisiana and Mississippi dioceses. Still recovering from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the diocesan programs must build to meet the needs of returning and new immigrants.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement funds citizenship and civic participation projects.
WASHINGTON, DC: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. will accelerate its work helping refugees obtain U.S. citizenship. The agency will also help programs around the country assist refugees with their transition by encouraging civic participation.
This work is important because refugees escaping persecution are in need of the stability and normalcy citizenship and integration offer.
WASHINGTON, DC: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) welcomes a new government report reviewing the detention of aliens who have received removal (deportation) orders but whose countries will not accept their return. Many of the shortcomings that the report identifies relate to the treatment of so-called DHS lifers.These findings mirror previous findings by CLINIC. In particular, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed the Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) compliance with two U.S. Supreme Court rulings.