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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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At the end of the summer, CLINIC partnered with faith and community-based organizations around the country to bring awareness to the growing number of immigrant mothers with infants and young children who are locked in detention centers. Supporters held symbolic baby showers in 10 cities, sent cards denouncing family detention to Jeh Johnson, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, while using social media to document the campaign and continue to raise awareness.

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Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers issued a report in which it unanimously concluded that "detention is generally neither appropriate nor necessary for families." Without a doubt, the harsh treatment of asylum seeking families, as described in the report, is consistent with what the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the American Immigration Council (Council) and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

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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.