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Developing a Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan

CLINIC anticipates that its growing network of Catholic and non-Catholic affiliates with immigration legal programs will assist the largest number of undocumented immigrations seeking legalization services. The majority of these immigration programs will be faith-based, principally within Catholic diocesan and Catholic Charities agencies. As such, CLINIC sees itself as the lead national organization implementing immigration reform once passed while working to with other networks and their affiliates to build similar capacity. Due to the scope and complexity of implementing a legalization program, all participating organizations on the national and local levels need to make plans and take action steps now in advance of a law passing. 

On this page, you will find materials to facilitate planning and action steps.


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Webinar: CIR 2013-'14: The Road Forward from the Church’s Perspective

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This webinar will look at the legislation and politics which will shape the debate on immigration reform in the House of Representatives, explaining the Church’s position on individual bills and the strategy for winning final legislation the Church can support.  Panelists will discuss proper messaging for the House debate and share tactics for getting these messages out to influence a positive final outcome.

Held on: 11/1/13


  • Kevin Appleby, Director, Migration Policy and Public Affairs, US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

  • Ashley Feasley, Immigration Policy Advisor (USCCB)

  • Michelle Sardone, Legalization Program Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

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