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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 immigration legal programs.


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Ask the Experts

If you are a CLINIC affiliate, one of your best benefits is access to our expert team of attorneys. Use the Ask the Expert webform to contact a CLINIC attorney about questions on individual cases or other issues concerning immigration law practice or strategy. You must be logged in as an affiliate to access this form. 

Fact sheets, how to help and other resources on family separation

The administration’s recent policy of separating children from their parents at the border has a wide range of repercussions. Meanwhile, due to deportations and enforcement actions, family separations also occur on a regular basis across the country, far away from the border. We've compiled resources including suggestions for how people can help and facts about the situation.

Stories of Immigration

by Tania Guerrero and Ileana Cortes Santiago

Rosaries are frequently among the belongings that make it to the U.S.-Mexico border around the necks and in the pockets and hands of asylum seekers, whose journeys exemplify the confluence of fear, desperation, hope and faith. In seeing so many people carrying rosaries through their struggles, those who work at the border know that this element of faith is what helps many asylum seekers carry on through difficult journeys.

Posted: Oct. 31, 2019
by Laura Nino-Berry

Intercambio: Uniting Communities released their latest curriculum, Confidence and Connections, to bolster relationships in the community. The resource and their Immigrant Guide: What Every Immigrant Needs to Know provide tools to create positive social change and build bridges between newcomers and the receiving community.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2019

Featured Resources & Analysis

USCIS Acting Director Cuccinelli letter to Congress regarding TPS and DED information request – Oct. 7, 2019

Last updated: Nov. 8, 2019

Fact sheet on what community members can do to prepare for the potential end of TPS and DED. 

Last updated: Nov. 8, 2019

Press Releases

Attorney Whitney Untiedt, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., or CLINIC, and Florida Justice for Our Neighbors, or JFON, are pleased to announce that through their joint efforts, an immigrant who had been blocked from naturalization was able to become a U.S. citizen.

Posted: Oct. 29, 2019

Changes to a fee waiver process announced Oct. 25 by the Department of Homeland Security will create significant barriers to citizenship for tens of thousands of non-wealthy applicants each year. CLINIC and a group of organizations that provide legal assistance, social services and other support to immigrants intend to file suit in California on behalf of people and communities who will be harmed by the changes.

Posted: Oct. 25, 2019