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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 Susan Schreiber

As of Feb. 1, all technical assistance requests must be submitted through our Ask the Experts page on the CLINIC website.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2019
by Laura Nino-Berry

Immigrant Legal Center, an affiliate of the Justice For Our Neighbors network, joins the Rural Community Inclusion Partnership to over come barriers immigrants and the underrepresented face  in rural parts of Nebraska.

Posted: Jan. 29, 2019

Featured Resources & Analysis

The USCIS Ombudsman’s office hosted a stakeholder teleconference on February 14, 2019 about recent changes in how applicants and legal representatives can access case information, inquire about pending cases and make an appointment with a USCIS field office. These changes are part of the agency’s new Information Services Modernization Program that launched last fall. Three USCIS speakers provided clarification on myUSCIS, the USCIS Contact Center, and In-Person Appointments at USCIS Field Offices.

Last updated: Feb. 20, 2019

Beneficiaries and advocates are pushing back against the administration’s attempts to terminate Temporary Protected Status for multiple countries. Here is a look at the lawsuit currently filed.

Last updated: Feb. 14, 2019

Press Releases

SILVER SPRING Maryland – As co-counsel to a Mexican immigrant threatened by a drug cartel because of his family, CLINIC filed a brief with the Justice Department Feb. 19 in Matter of L-E-A-, a case which may have wide repercussions on future asylum eligibility.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2019

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – CLINIC is calling on the administration to prioritize human lives above its baseless and immoral “Remain in Mexico Plan,” or the Migrant Protection Protocols.

Posted: Jan. 29, 2019