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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 legal immigration programs.


CLINIC’s text4refugees project is an innovative effort to reach more refugees and asylees in a unique way – through their cell phones. Refugees, asylees and anyone interested in learning more about citizenship will benefit from our monthly text messages about the citizenship application process.

This project is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Andrés Abella

The Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, co-sponsored by CLINIC, typically focuses on nonpartisan policy discussion with an academic focus. This year it offered an electorally timely twist: not just policy, but politics as well.

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Christy Williams

CLINIC Advocacy Attorney Christy Williams became a citizen five years ago. While she is proud of her experience, she remembers not seeing its true value until working with immigrants who had more challenging citizenship journeys.

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On September 21, 2016, USCIS released important information regarding Adjustment of Status filing dates for October 2016. The USCIS announcement coincides with the Department of State’s October Visa Bulletin and should be read together.

In summary, applicants in the following categories should refer to the respective charts:

On September 7, 2016, the DHS Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman announced that USCIS has agreed to implement the Ombudsman’s recommendation that the agency implement a parole program for U visa petitioners and qualifying family members on the waiting list who live abroad.