Who We Are
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.
A fun way to support CLINIC
If you're in the New York area, consider joining a fundraising reception honoring our board member, D. Taylor, president of UNITE HERE.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Angelia Amaya by Mar. 9, 2017.
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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Latest News and Blog Posts
The past 48 hours have demonstrated how quickly the U.S. immigration landscape can change. President Trump’s executive order banning individuals from certain countries entry into the U.S. has been severely criticized not only here but also around the world. As with his other recent executive orders, clarity, guidance, and even legality of the orders are in question. The current travel ban is limited to people from seven countries:
SILVER SPRING, Maryland—President Trump signed an executive order Jan. 27 that erodes the United States’ commitment to the protection of refugees, weakens our country’s security, and harms our standing in the international community. “At a time when war and persecution have driven more people to flee in search of safety than any other time in modern history, we need to protect refugees rather than reject them out of misplaced fear,” said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of CLINIC.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – Immigration-focused executive orders signed Jan. 25 by President Trump “greatly challenge and weaken the United States’ history and core value of offering refuge to the persecuted,” said Bishop Kevin W. Vann, chairman of the board of directors of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., the nation’s largest network of nonprofit immigration services agencies.
On Feb. 9, 2017, a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the federal government’s motion for a stay of an order enjoining implementation of the president’s Executive Order barring certain travel to the United States.