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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.
The Story of Us Documentary
CLINIC affiliates in Salt Lake City were featured in a documentary made for The Visionaries, an award-winning PBS-TV series.
The documentary, entitled The Story of Us, can play an important role in being a positive voice on immigration, which is so vital these days.
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Take it from former CLINIC intern Frances Lawson, everyone needs to attend naturalization ceremony!
From new partnerships with law enforcement to increased parish engagement, CLINIC Fellow Matthew Young and the Migrant Support Center have a unique strategy for assisting immigrants in Jackson, Mississippi.
Since the Trump administration rescinded DACA, several states, universities and non-profits have files lawsuits challenging the rescission and termination. Here are the updates so far.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has determined that adjustment of status applicants in the family preference categories may use Chart B, Dates for Filing Family-Sponsored Visa Applications, of the Visa Bulletin for the month of October.
Effective September 2017, the DOS has replaced the 30/60 day rule with a new standard that is likely to subject more individuals to a presumption of misrepresentation. Under the new rule, an individual who engages in conduct inconsistent with his or her nonimmigrant visa within 90 days of entry is subject to a presumption that he or she made a willful material misrepresentation in applying for the nonimmigrant visa or at the time of admission.
Do you have clients with Temporary Protected Status who reside in the jurisdiction of either the Sixth or Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals? These frequently asked questions explain how current USCIS policy permits individuals who entered the United States without inspection, but subsequently received TPS, adjust to lawful permanent resident status.
The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Church World Service delivered a letter signed by nearly 700 American faith leaders and organizations calling on the administration to continue to use Temporary Protected Status as Congress intended.
USCCB, Catholic Charities USA and CLINIC have joined as Amici Curiae, or friends of the court, in the International Refugee Assistance Project, et al. v. Trump case challenging the constitutionality of Executive Order No. 13780. This case has been consolidated with Trump v. Hawaii and are collectively, commonly referred to as the “travel ban” litigation. The brief asks the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Executive Order as a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. Arguments before the Supreme Court are set for Oct. 10, 2017.