Advocacy

CLINIC’s Advocacy Program

Advocacy is one of CLINIC’s core programs. At the local, state, and federal levels, CLINIC’s advocacy staff develop and lead strategies to create law, policy, and systems that ensure the rights and dignity of immigrants. Examples include advocating for the broad use of Temporary Protected Status to safeguard immigrants in the United States, working to create a system that facilitates access to naturalization for all, and combatting enforcement at the state and local levels that hurts our communities.

CLINIC’s advocacy work is pulled from the expertise of in-house staff, our network of 400 nonprofit immigrant legal services providers — who are serving hundreds of thousands of immigrants on any given days — and advocacy partners. Every aspect of our advocacy work is guided by Catholic social teaching and following the lead of impacted communities.

Read CLINIC’s 2021 Advocacy Priorities here.