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As a response to the humanitarian crisis of children arriving at our Southern border, Congress considered legislation that would strip the protections created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008. These changes would allow the United States to return Central American children to their home countries without meaningful screening to determine whether they are victims of trafficking or fear persecution.

 

States are increasingly passing laws aimed at integrating immigrants into our communities.  One recent trend in pro-immigrant legislation relates to affordable higher education for immigrant youth.  In May 2014, Florida became the 20th state to extend eligibility for in-state tuition at public universities and colleges to its undocumented residents.  In this podcast, CLINIC interviews Ingrid Delgado of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops about Florida’s new tuition equity law and some of the advocacy strategies that contributed to this legislative success.  

As Congress tackles immigration reform, a central issue in the debate revolves around the fate of the estimated 11 million undocumented individuals living in the U.S.  CLINIC, and others, are advocating for a path for qualifying undocumented immigrants living in our country to earn permanent residence and, eventually, citizenship.  Perhaps the most common opposing argument to allowing the undocumented to earn permanent residence is the sentiment that they sh

Jeff Chenoweth of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) discusses what nonprofit legal services providers can do now to prepare for Deferred Action. This includes outreach, engaging "Dreamers," planning service delivery, supporting staff and volunteers, and more.

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Esta grabaciόn contiene una serie de preguntas y respuestas acerca de la ley migratoria de Indiana.

This podcast is a short Q & A on Indiana’s immigration law PL 171.

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