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  • Feb 19, 2019: Matter of L-E-A- Brief
    Feb 19, 2019: As co-counsel to Mr. L-E-A-, CLINIC attorneys filed this brief with the Justice Department on Feb. 19, 2019. The client’s name and other identifying information has been redacted.
  • Aug 2, 2018: DACA litigation Amicus Brief
    Aug 2, 2018: CLINIC has joined with Lobby for Muslim Advocates and other faith partners as Amici Curiae, or friends of the court, in the Texas. v. Nielsen case challenging the constitutionality of the DACA program. The brief asks the court to deny Texas’s motion for preliminary injunction which would halt adjudication of all DACA cases. The case is scheduled to be heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on August 8, 2018.  
  • Apr 30, 2018: Matter of A-B Amicus Brief
    Apr 30, 2018: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., filed an amicus brief April 27 challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ effort to insert himself into a settled immigration case, the Matter of A-B. The attorney general’s unusual move could result in changes to long-settled immigration policy, making it harder for many asylum seekers -- notably those fleeing religion-based persecution – to obtain protection in the United States.  
  • Apr 2, 2018: Trump v. Hawaii: Brief Amici Curiae of USCCB, Catholic Charities USA and CLINIC in support of...
    Apr 2, 2018: USCCB, Catholic Charities USA and CLINIC have joined as Amici Curiae, or friends of the court, in the Donald J. Trump, et al. v. State of Hawaii, et al. case challenging the constitutionality of Presidential Proclamation No. 9645. This case is commonly referred to as the “travel ban” litigation. The brief asks the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Executive Action as a violation of the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. The case is scheduled to be heard in the Supreme Court on April 25.
  • Mar 15, 2018: Matter of Castro-Tum Amicus Brief
    Mar 15, 2018: Attorney General Sessions requested briefing from amici in the case of Matter of Castro-Tum, 27 I&N Dec. 187 (A.G. 2018).  In response to this request, CLINIC and Matthew Hoppock filed this amicus brief on February 16, 2018.
  • Mar 5, 2018: Syria TPS Federal Register Notice published on March 5, 2018
    Mar 5, 2018: The Federal Register Notice for Syria TPS was published on March 5, 2018. Read CLINIC’s analysis for guidance on the re-registration process and maintaining work authorization.
  • Jan 19, 2018: Error in Haitian TPS Federal Register Notice: extra steps needed for work authorization for pending...
    Jan 19, 2018: Yesterday’s Federal Register Notice on Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Haiti contained an error affecting Haitian TPS holders who have pending applications with USCIS.
  • Sep 19, 2017: Trump v. IRAP: Brief Amici Curiae of USCCB, Catholic Charities USA and CLINIC in support of...
    Sep 19, 2017: USCCB, Catholic Charities USA and CLINIC have joined as Amici Curiae, or friends of the court, in the International Refugee Assistance Project, et al. v. Trump case challenging the constitutionality of Executive Order No. 13780. 

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CLINIC Blogs

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  • Feb 21, 2019: Updates on Requesting Technical Assistance
    Feb 21, 2019: As of Feb. 1, all technical assistance requests must be submitted through our Ask the Experts page on the CLINIC website.
  • Jan 29, 2019: Creating a more inclusive rural Nebraska
    Jan 29, 2019: Immigrant Legal Center, an affiliate of the Justice For Our Neighbors network, joins the Rural Community Inclusion Partnership to over come barriers immigrants and the underrepresented face  in rural parts of Nebraska.
  • Dec 21, 2018: A new tradition of sharing and surrendering
    Dec 21, 2018: Neighboring community institutions, St. Louis King of France Catholic Church and Purple Sage Elementary School in Austin, Texas, both put on Las Posadas Navideñas celebrations to bring all members of their community together.
  • Dec 21, 2018: The immigrant origins of Christmas
    Dec 21, 2018: Many of the traditions that we typically associate with Christmas have their origins in other countries. Immigrants, eager to celebrate a familiar and important holiday in their new home, shared their customs with neighbors who adopted them and added their own. Here are a few examples of beloved Christmas traditions integration has given us.
  • Dec 21, 2018: RIS Welcomes a New Attorney- Elnora Bassey
    Dec 21, 2018: Get to know our newest RIS attorney, Elnora Bassey. She is a second generation immigrant and our resident Jersey girl.
  • Dec 3, 2018: New CLINIC executive director brings deep experience in immigration law and policy
    Dec 3, 2018: Anna Marie Gallagher will join CLINIC as executive director effective Feb. 1, 2019. Gallagher’s selection was announced on Nov. 27 by Bishop Kevin J. Vann, chairman of CLINIC’s board of directors and head of the Diocese of Orange in California.
  • Nov 20, 2018: The immigrant origins of Thanksgiving
    Nov 20, 2018: Not all of the food on our tables today was eaten at the first Thanksgiving. Many traditional American dishes have been shaped by immigrant contributions over the years. Here are just of the few of the reasons we should thank other cultures for our delicious meals.
  • Nov 1, 2018: Maryland nonprofit uses workforce and vocational training to promote integration
    Nov 1, 2018: CASA de Maryland partners with community colleges and local government to enhance vocational skills for individuals as they integrate into the community.

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CLINIC in the News

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  • Feb 21, 2019: Under Jeanne Atkinson, CLINIC has ramped up efforts to help immigrants
    Feb 21, 2019: Jeanne Atkinson led CLINIC for six years before making her exit in Feb. 2019. In this profile, the former exectutive director reflects on her time with the organization and how it has changed since she took on the role. Read the full article published by National Catholic Reporter here.
  • Dec 11, 2018: The Department of Justice just took a step to make asylum even more difficult for Central Americans
    Dec 11, 2018: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has referred the "Matter of L-E-A-" to himself for "certification." CLINIC attorney Bradley Jenkins breaks down how this move could imact thousands of immigration cases. Read the full article published by CBS News here.
  • Dec 11, 2018: Immigrant advocates say proposed benefits rule is a 'wealth test'
    Dec 11, 2018: CLINIC and its partners denounce proposed changes to the public charge rule which would create barriers to legal permanent residency for documented immigrants. Read the full article published in National Catholic Reporter here.
  • Nov 13, 2018: President Trump’s move to limit asylum claims is ‘illegal,’ challengers say
    Nov 13, 2018: CLINIC attorneys call the president's plans to block migrants from seeking asylum blatantly illegal. Read the full article published in America Magazine here.
  • Nov 13, 2018: Judge blocks TPS cancellation, says ending program unconstitutional
    Nov 13, 2018: A judge has blocked the deportation of thousands of immigrants facing the end of Temporary Protected Status. Although the court order only covers four countries, the CLINIC's executive director says the move is a "welcome step." Read the full article published in Crux here.
  • Nov 13, 2018: Legal immigrants leery in wake of proposed green card restrictions
    Nov 13, 2018: Immigrants in the United States who have been fortunate enough to find a legal pathway to citizenship are about to encounter a new obstacle. Charles Wheeler, director of CLINIC's Training, Litigation and Support section, emphasizes how some of the proposed changes to the public charge rule border on absurd. Read the full article published in America Magazine here.
  • Nov 13, 2018: Sister immigration lawyers ply expertise at border, in courtrooms
    Nov 13, 2018: Religious sisters across the country are stepping up to provide assistance to migrants in crisis. When they need back-up, they call the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.  Read the full article published in Global Sisters Report here.
  • Nov 13, 2018: How Catholic communities are crowdfunding fairer trials for immigrants
    Nov 13, 2018: "We're living in a time of an unprecedented attack on immigrant families, where it's more difficult for them to access to legal relief, more difficult for them to access representation," said Martín Gauto, senior attorney for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.  Read the full article published in Pacific Standard here.

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