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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.
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Stories of Immigration
CLINIC’s Board Chairman, Bishop Kevin Vann, and his auxiliary bishops of the Diocese of Orange, in California, wrote the following letter to the people of the diocese, linking Advent, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the fate of DACA recipients in a call to prayer and action.
Eight immigrant rights organizations filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General today on behalf of some of the 400 people swept up this summer in a DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – "It is reprehensible that the administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status for 50,000 vulnerable Haitians," said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. “The administration ignored overwhelming evidence that Haiti is far from ready to accept the return of 50,000 people and their families.”
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On Dec. 4, CLINIC joined more than 130 other faith, non-profit, academic, and other organizations from across the country in a letter urging DHS and USCIS to immediately publish the official TPS notices for Honduras, Nicaragua, and Haiti.
Are your TPS clients eligible for permanent relief through family-based immigration?
Over the coming months DHS will continue to review TPS designations for several countries.
In this webinar we will explore options to help TPS recipients who are immediate relatives adjust status. We will review adjustment of status under INA sections 245(a) and 245(i) and adjustment for TPS holders residing in the 6th and 9th Circuits.
Meet Anna Springer, the immigration and citizenship program coordinator with the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City. Springer assists clients with family petitions and immigration applications and oversees the citizenship preparation classes. Read more to learn how being a citizenship navigator and working with refugees challenges her, both personally and professionally.
In a September memo, the Executive Office for Immigration Review concluded that immigration judges have authority to resolve disputes about UAC status during removal proceedings and that an individual previously classified as a UAC can lose certain protections if his or her status changes.