Stories of Immigration

by Leya Speasmaker and Laura Berry

Despite signs that the holiday season is over, Catholics have one more celebration – Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day!

Posted: Jan. 5, 2018
by Leya Speasmaker

The classic Christmas tradition of honoring the Holy Family is the perfect way to promote immigrant integration this holiday season.

Posted: Dec. 21, 2017

Press Releases

As the Catholic world marks National Migration Week, it is especially appalling that President Trump has so graphically enunciated the contempt he feels for people in struggling nations, said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

Posted: Jan. 12, 2018

The Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador in September 2019 will mean wrenching decisions and heartache for 200,000 families that have made the United States their home while their native land continues to struggle. 

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018

Featured Resources & Analysis

On January 8, 2018, DHS announced that TPS for El Salvador will terminate on September 9, 2019. Join CLINIC for a discussion on how this and other recent TPS decisions will impact your clients. We will review the TPS decisions for nationals of El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua, including critical dates for re-registration and how to maintain employment authorization. We will also address screening TPS recipients for other forms of relief, including adjustment of status eligibility; offer community education materials; and provide advocacy updates.

Last updated: Jan. 16, 2018

Held in El Paso Texas, CLINIC’s 19th Annual Family Based Immigration Conference featured representatives from the Immigrant Visa Unit, American Citizen Services, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez and Clínica Médica Internacional.

Last updated: Dec. 22, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security has announced decisions on Temporary Protected Status for Sudan, Nicaragua and Haiti, and more decisions will be declared in the coming months. Here is the basic process to help qualified TPS holders re-register.

Last updated: Dec. 22, 2017

Was your DACA client’s renewal application erroneously rejected despite timely submission on or before the October 5, 2017 deadline?

In this webinar, we discuss the latest guidance on how to resubmit DACA renewals that were erroneously rejected. We review how to rectify DACA renewals rejected due to USCIS lockbox error or US Postal Service mail-service delays. Using different case scenarios, we discuss when and how to resubmit, what to include in the resubmission packet, and how to advise clients facing a lapse in deferred action.

Last updated: Dec. 19, 2017