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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

by Benjamin Brokaw

For more than 30 years, Colonias Development Council of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has addressed the needs of community members living in nearby colonias. Take a look inside their outreach program, Promotoras de Apoyo Familiar.

Posted: Jun. 8, 2018
by Paola Marquez

 Lately, there has been a lot of talk about how immigrants “can’t” integrate into their communities; but let us not forget how immigrants are often prevented from adjusting successfully.

Posted: May. 16, 2018

Featured Resources & Analysis

CLINIC’s network, along with millions of Americans, is horrified by the administration’s recent policies to persecute and tear apart families seeking safety in the United States. Use CLINIC’s guide to take action for immigrant children and families and to activate others in your community looking to help.

Last updated: Jun. 22, 2018

In recent weeks, we have learned of an increasing number of public charge denials at consulates abroad based on the implementation of new public charge guidance in the Foreign Affairs Manual, or FAM. This new guidance was issued in January 2018 and diminishes the role of the affidavit of support in public charge determinations. 

CLINIC attorneys Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler review the content of the FAM guidance on public charge, how consular officers have been using the guidance in assessing inadmissibility, and what steps you can take to protect your clients.

Last updated: Jun. 15, 2018

Press Releases

SILVER SPRING, Maryland—The executive order signed June 20 and touted as ending the administration’s policy of family separation merely pays lip service to the outcry from Americans to stop the cruel and unnecessary practice of removing children from their parents at the border.

Posted: Jun. 20, 2018

SILVER SPRING, Maryland—In a June 11 decision, Attorney General Jeff Sessions upended asylum law, finding that victims of domestic violence may not receive the protection of asylum in the United States, even when they come from countries whose governments utterly fail to protect them.

Posted: Jun. 11, 2018