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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 Michelle Mendez

"Luisa" is the most recent individual freed with the help of the Remote Bond Project, which recruits pro bono attorneys from across the country to represent detainees in their bond hearings.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2019
by Susan Schreiber

As of Feb. 1, all technical assistance requests must be submitted through our Ask the Experts page on the CLINIC website.

Posted: Feb. 21, 2019

Featured Resources & Analysis

Sudanese, Nicaraguan, Haitian and Salvadoran TPS holders can use this quick guide for more information about how to prove an automatic extension of TPS and work authorization under the Ramos v. Nielsen case.

Last updated: Mar. 18, 2019

The Department of State (DOS) implemented new guidance on assessing public charge inadmissibility last year and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published proposed regulations on the same issue. These FAQs describe the new developments and the circumstances in which they may impact on your lawful permanent resident (LPR) clients.

Last updated: Mar. 15, 2019

Press Releases

SILVER SPRING, Maryland—The administration’s decision not to redesignate Temporary Protected Status for South Sudan, allowing more people to be covered by it is “morally reprehensible,” said Anna Gallagher, executive director of CLINIC.

Posted: Mar. 11, 2019

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – More than 500 interfaith leaders and organizations have called on the Department of Homeland Security to end its so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy (Migration Protection Protocols) that requires asylum seekers at the southern border to wait in Mexico for months - or even years -while their asylum cases are processed in the United States. A letter delivered to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Feb.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2019