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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 Minyoung Ohm

There are many aspects to consider before a permanent resident travels outside of the U.S., especially if they are leaving the country for a long period of time. This article offers helpful tips for the traveling permanent resident.

Posted: Jul. 15, 2019
by Victoria Neilson

The Board of Immigration Appeals issued a decision, Matter of Andrade Jaso & Carbajal Ayala, 27 I&N Dec. 557 (BIA 2019), which will prevent some noncitizens in removal proceedings from pursuing lawful permanent residence through non-LPR cancellation of removal. The decision finds that filing for asylum in a manner that is an “abuse” of the asylum system for the purpose of being placed in removal proceedings is sufficient reason for the immigration judge to grant the Department of Homeland Security’s motion to terminate proceedings.

Posted: Jun. 28, 2019

Featured Resources & Analysis

This collection of stories illustrates why TPS for Venezuela must be designated now. Use for outreach to lawmakers and raising awareness in your networks and community. 

Last updated: Jul. 19, 2019

Last year, USCIS issued a memo changing the situations in which F, J and M Nonimmigrants began to accrue unlawful presence. This new policy took effect Aug. 9, 2018. The policy was then taken to court. This article will provide an update on where the case stands, along with additional updates to fee increases for students and prospective changes to the student category.

Last updated: Jul. 15, 2019

Press Releases

On July 19, 2019, CLINIC joined several other NGOs in a statement to condemn the administration's announcement that it would not issue TPS for Venezuela.

Posted: Jul. 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — The political leadership at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has increasingly turned its efforts toward enforcement and away from its congressionally mandated purpose, CLINIC’s Advocacy Director Jill Marie Bussey told the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship July 16.

Posted: Jul. 16, 2019