Advocacy

CLINIC’s Advocacy Section works with Federal, State, and local government agencies to solve systemic problems faced by low-income immigrants and our affiliated non-profit organizations that serve them. We also assist and advise our affiliates and partners in planning and carrying out their own advocacy efforts. CLINIC's advocacy team identifies legal trends and issues affecting immigrants and pursues responsive solutions. We prioritize our advocacy agenda based on feedback from our Board of Directors and the needs of our affiliated agencies. We also collaborate with the Migration and Refugee Services Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, or USCCB.

At the national level, our advocacy efforts focus on administrative advocacy with officials at the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, the Department of State and the Department of Justice. At the local level, we support the efforts of advocates working to combat state and local anti-immigrant measures.