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CLINIC Fellow Profile: Estella Tirado, called to help immigrants like her parents

Dianne Kaiyoorawongs

Estela Tirado, a CLINIC Fellow working with the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA), moved to the United States this past September and is excited to have a job she is personally connected to.

Advocates seek changes to DACA at program’s four-year anniversary

Laura D. Francis

Reproduced with permission from Daily Labor Report, 139 DLR A-5 (Jul. 20, 2016). Copyright 2016 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) <>


The deferred action for childhood arrivals program has successfully boosted the career and educational opportunities of its more than 700,000 participants, but there’s still more the Obama administration could do to improve it, a coalition of immigration advocates said in a report.

CLINIC Fellows aim to educate while celebrating World Refugee Day

Dianne Kaiyoorawongs

Nathalie Dietrich and Silvia Arias Barber, both CLINIC Fellows in the Southeast, work with immigrants on a daily basis. Though they are always looking for ways to better serve this population, this past World Refugee Day offered a unique opportunity to also educate those unfamiliar with the experiences of immigrants in America.

Dietrich, who works at the Kentucky Equal Justice Center, joined dozens of experts, service providers, and community members for their World Refugee Day Summit at the Lexington Public Library.