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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.


CLINIC’s text4refugees project is an innovative effort to reach more refugees and asylees in a unique way – through their cell phones. Refugees, asylees and anyone interested in learning more about citizenship will benefit from our monthly text messages about the citizenship application process.

This project is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Dianne Kaiyoorawongs

Monica Callahan began working with Catholic Immigration Services of Little Rock as a CLINIC Fellow less than a year ago. She did not have much exposure to the complex issues of immigration law, but was inspired by her background with the Spanish language.

“Growing up in Arkansas, I was surrounded by people from Mexico and Central America that worked in agriculture. Thus, it was always important to learn Spanish, because it was useful,” she said.

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Kate Adams and Ashley Feasley

CLINIC attorneys examine the special immigrant non-minister religious worker program, which is set to expire on September 30, 2016, unless Congress takes action to reauthorize it.

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On September 21, 2016, USCIS released important information regarding Adjustment of Status filing dates for October 2016. The USCIS announcement coincides with the Department of State’s October Visa Bulletin and should be read together.

In summary, applicants in the following categories should refer to the respective charts:

On September 7, 2016, the DHS Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman announced that USCIS has agreed to implement the Ombudsman’s recommendation that the agency implement a parole program for U visa petitioners and qualifying family members on the waiting list who live abroad.