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  • Mar 29, 2017: Letter to Homeland Security decries proposal to separate parents and their children
    Mar 29, 2017: CLINIC joined more than 180 national and local organizations in calling on Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to reconsider a draft proposal to separate migrant parents from their children when they arrive at our borders. The letter calls the proposal cruel and inconsistent with the fundamental right to family unity; an unnecessary drain on resources and contrary to the stated objective of deterring families from making the journey to the U.S.

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  • Sep 6, 2017: DACA decision meets swift Catholic condemnation
    Sep 6, 2017: CLINIC is among many Catholic organizations that voice outrage over the administration’s decision to end DACA. Read the Global Sister Report’s full article here.
  • Jul 27, 2017: When Should Americans With DACA Go Into Hiding?
    Jul 27, 2017: CLINIC BIA Pro Bono Project Attorney Bradley Jenkins joins Pablo Manriquez on Life of Pablo to dispel rumors and discuss the state of DACA under the current administration. Listen to the entire interview here.   
  • Jul 20, 2017: Fear in a Welcoming City: Baltimore's Immigration Policy
    Jul 20, 2017: Advocacy Director Jill Bussey appeared on Midday to discuss the climate of fear surrounding immigrant communities due to increased immigration enforcement, particularly in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Listen to the full episode here.
  • Jul 14, 2017: Immigrants ICE detained in Highlandtown released after lawyers intervene
    Jul 14, 2017: Beloved Baltimore community members, Serbando Rodriguez and Segundo Paucar, were released from detention with the help of CLINIC Senior Attorney Michelle Mendez Read the full Baltimore Sun here  
  • Jun 28, 2017: Some would-be immigrants left in limbo after Supreme Court travel ban order
    Jun 28, 2017: The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the travel ban cases and allow parts of the ban to go into effect has left many immigrants in limbo, including applicants for “diversity visas.”   CLINIC Staff Attorney Kiyanoush Razaghi spoke with Reuters regarding the grey area these applicants sit in. Read the full article here.
  • Jun 21, 2017: Legal Aid Group: 15 Percent of Immigrants Eligible for Citizenship
    Jun 21, 2017: During CLINIC’s Annual Convening 2017, a data announcement revealed approximately 600,000 undocumented immigrants were potentially eligible for legal status. Communications Director Pat Zapor offers examples of the types of immigration relief available. Read the full KTRH article here.
  • Jun 16, 2017: Senators, human rights groups demand answers on migrant detention
    Jun 16, 2017: CLINIC Advocacy Director Jill Bussey spoke with the Daily messenger on what is at stake if more humane immigration procedures are not extended to immigrants, especially those held in detention centers. Read the full article here.
  • Jun 13, 2017: Advocates Discuss Strategies To Counteract The Problems Of Undocumented Immigrants
    Jun 13, 2017: Immigration advocacy organizations, including Catholic Legal Immigration Network, met in Houston, Texas, to strategize ways to better help undocumented immigrants. One of the main conclusions drawn was the need for more low-cost or pro bono representation to help those at risk for deportation. Read the full Houston Public Media story here.  


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