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Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community immigration legal programs.


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Ask the Experts

If you are a CLINIC affiliate, one of your best benefits is access to our expert team of attorneys. Use the Ask the Expert webform to contact a CLINIC attorney about questions on individual cases or other issues concerning immigration law practice or strategy. You must be logged in as an affiliate to access this form. 

Fact sheets, how to help and other resources on family separation

The administration’s recent policy of separating children from their parents at the border has a wide range of repercussions. Meanwhile, due to deportations and enforcement actions, family separations also occur on a regular basis across the country, far away from the border. We've compiled resources including suggestions for how people can help and facts about the situation.

Stories of Immigration

by Michelle Mendez and Christy Williams

Immigrant youth ages 18 to 21 who have been victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment are now protected by a newly signed law in Colorado.

Posted: Apr. 18, 2019
by Tania M. Guerrero

Are you going to Convening this year? Has the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in your local courtrooms and community made your clients anxious? Has your community experienced ICE sweeps and raids in workplaces? How can community members reach out to others and offer support in times when a quick and informed response is needed? To learn more and share your perspective, join us at Convening for a brown bag lunch to dialogue about the power of community preparedness and offer feedback on a new CLINIC resource.

Posted: Apr. 2, 2019

Featured Resources & Analysis

Despite public outcry and legal challenges, DHS has persisted in the expansion and implementation of its immoral, life-threatening practice of forcing certain asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their case is processed. CLINIC renewed its February 2019 interfaith letter opposing this policy in response to requests by faith leaders and organizations and over 650 faith-based organizations and leaders signed on requesting the termination of the Remain in Mexico policy.

Last updated: Apr. 22, 2019

CLINIC’s policy brief documents the Trump administration’s failure to redesignate TPS for any country, most notably for three war-torn countries—Yemen, Syria and South Sudan—which had received redes­ignations and 18-month extensions in every previous TPS decision. The failure to redesignate raises serious legal questions as to whether the administration employed the proper legal analysis and procedure in these and any of its TPS decisions.

Last updated: Apr. 22, 2019

Press Releases

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – A California federal judge took an appropriate first step April 8 by issuing a preliminary injunction that temporarily halts the administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, said CLINIC Executive Director Anna Gallagher. The Migrant Protection Protocols, as the administration calls the policy, force non-Mexican asylum applicants to stay in Mexico while waiting for their cases to be heard.

Posted: Apr. 10, 2019

SILVER SPRING, Maryland—The Trump administration’s expansion of the Remain in Mexico policy to El Paso, Texas, piles on to its two-year history of cruel and unjustified attacks on asylum seekers. 

Posted: Mar. 28, 2019