For more than 30 years, CLINIC’s core value has been to welcome our immigrant brothers and sisters through our network of committed and brave organizations and individuals. Those values guide us as we face the challenge of responding to the novel coronavirus — COVID-19 — pandemic.
We are tracking and reporting changes in government policies that affect immigration services in agencies and the immigration courts. We are advocating for measures that promote public health and safety and protect immigrants and their legal representatives during this national emergency. We also are closely monitoring how immigrants in the United States, abroad and at our borders are affected. Please make sure to regularly check our website for these updates. CLINIC Affiliates are encouraged to contact our Advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are encountering issues in your practice that are not addressed by measures taken by federal agencies.
We recognize that these are unsettling times and we draw inspiration from the immigrants we serve.
In keeping with the guidance from health authorities, we have decided to cancel this year’s Convening in Las Vegas, scheduled for May 27-29. It will not be rescheduled in 2020. Please know that we keep you, your teams and your loved ones in prayers of health and well-being.
U.S. Governmental Agency Updates and Responses to Novel Coronavirus Crisis
CLINIC is working with government agencies and partners to secure the most updated information regarding agency status and responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Please check back frequently for updates.
The World Health Organization has declared that the coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, is a pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control, COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. In response to this health crisis, countries around the world have implemented significant foreign and domestic travel restrictions and governments have declared states of emergency, further restricting day-to-day activities.
The health crisis demands that protections be put in place to limit exposure and ensure all who need health screenings have access. Operations at U.S. governmental agencies during this time may be disrupted. CLINIC is engaged with agencies to obtain the most up-to-date status information. Below you will find a summary.