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Who We Are

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 Madison Allman, Brenda Hernandez and Graciela Mateo

As we wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month, I sat down with Brenda Hernandez and Graciela ‘Grace’ Mateo, two of CLINIC’s Latina staffers, to learn more about the work they do and how their heritage has inspired them to work in immigration.

Posted: Oct. 16, 2019
by Miguel Naranjo

Religious Immigration Services Director Miguel Naranjo documented his experience visiting with religious and immigrant communities in El Paso and Hatch, NM. He shares his reflections as part of a photo journal.

Posted: Oct. 4, 2019

Featured Resources & Analysis

On Oct. 18, 2019, CLINIC submitted a public comment opposing the interim rule reorganizing EOIR. CLINIC’s opposition is based on the rule’s formal establishment of the Office of Policy, relocation of the Office of Legal Access Programs under the Office of Policy, and authorization for the EOIR director to issue appellate decisions in certain cases. In our comment, CLINIC describes how the proposed changes may allow political considerations to influence OLAP operations and appellate decisions.

Last updated: Oct. 18, 2019

This report represents a localized, quantitative perspective on those changes and includes analysis of the first set of these observations, collected from Jan. 24, 2017, to Aug. 21, 2017.

Last updated: Oct. 18, 2019

Press Releases

A federal judge’s Oct. 11 decision blocking implementation of a new “public charge” rule for immigrants confirmed arguments raised by CLINIC and other plaintiffs that the rule is “arbitrary and capricious” and should be blocked nationwide.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2019

Fifteen agencies in the CLINIC network were among the 41 organizations in 24 states that received a funding award through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fiscal Year 2019 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program, announced Sept. 26. The two-year grants of up to $250,000 each will support citizenship classes, naturalization application assistance and services aimed at helping immigrants integrate.

Posted: Oct. 9, 2019

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