On Monday, March 9, 2015 CLINIC hosted its annual Board Breakfast at the Silver Spring Office. In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, the Religious Immigration Services Section invited a few of our local clients to meet with the members of CLINIC’s Board and CLINIC Staff. The breakfast was a success, with all CLINIC Staff, eight Board members, and twenty RIS guests in attendance. The breakfast was followed by a presentation given by RIS Director, Miguel Naranjo, about the work of RIS and also the work of CLINIC as a whole.
By Minyoung Ohm
Rita Dhakal joined the Religious Immigration Section of CLINIC in June 2009. She currently works with Attorney Megan Turngren to help to provide legal services to RIS clients. In addition, Rita volunteers with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where she interviews clients for case intake and placement for the Uncontested Divorce Clinic.
By Minyoung Ohm
By Miguel Naranjo
At this time of the year I always find myself reflecting on the past 11 months. I look back at the things we accomplished, the things that did not turn out so well, and on how we might do things differently in the New Year. In addition, I also feel grateful for many things in life, including how fortunate I am to be working at CLINIC with the Religious Immigration Services (RIS) section.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a major immigration policy change that would grant millions of individuals (without legal status in the U.S.) temporary stay from deportation and the opportunity to apply for work authorization. This administrative relief would be valid for three years. The executive action contains several initiatives including: