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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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  • People on the Mexican side of the border reach through the fence to receive communion from Bishop Kicanas during Mass on 4-1-2017, in Nogales, Ariz.
    Apr 24, 2017: Bishop Kicanas: Attorney General Sessions heard only part of the story
    Apr 24, 2017: Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, and CLINIC board member, wrote a guest opinion article for the Arizona Daily Star highlighting the perspectives Attorney General Jeff Sessions missed during his visit to the border – those about the families and communities affected (and misrepresented) by the administration anti-immigrant rhetoric
  • Mar 31, 2017: Working with the Donald
    Mar 31, 2017: Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the U.S Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Clinic board member, informally joined the president’s National Diversity Coalition. Read Texas Monthly’s article here.
  • Mar 30, 2017: Bishop recognizes leader for work in immigration
    Mar 30, 2017: CLINIC board member D. Taylor, president of the UNITE HERE labor union, was honored for his commitment to immigrant workers. The reception was held at the historic Friars Club in Manhattan. Watch NET TV’s full story here.
  • Mar 23, 2017: Mayor Catherine E. Pugh Celebrates Women’s History Month
    Mar 23, 2017: In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Baltimore Mayor’s Office highlighted the importance of women helping each other succeed. Michelle Mendez, CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Project manager, was interviewed alongside Mayor Catherine E. Pugh; Dr. Leana S. Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner; Marion McGaskey Blackwell, a Baltimore housing activist; and Diane Bell-McKoy, President and CEO of Associated Black Charities. Watch the entire video here.
  • Mar 15, 2017: CLINIC examines migratory executive orders
    Mar 15, 2017: During a talk at Catholic University of America, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Communications Director Pat Zapor highlights some of the ways CLINIC and its affiliates are responding to the new restrictive immigration policies. Read the full El Pregonero article in Spanish here.
  • Mar 3, 2017: Catholic Leaders Push Back Against Trump’s Immigration Policies
    Mar 3, 2017: Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson discussed how the church is serving immigrants, including CLINIC’s Know Your Rights materials and increased trainings for legal advocates. Read the National Register’s full article here.
  • Feb 14, 2017: Trump orders put Central American children between the sword and the wall (Spanish)
    Feb 14, 2017: During an interview with Hoy, Jeanne Atkinson, CLINIC executive director, spoke up for undocumented youth, who are especially vulnerable because of the executive actions. Read the full article in Spanish here.
  • Feb 2, 2017: Catholic leaders on refugees urge Trump to scrap order
    Feb 2, 2017: Alongside six Catholic organizations, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. Executive Director Jeanne M. Atkinson spoke out against President Trump’s immigration-related executive orders. “The executive order is appalling, and deserves our attention and action." Full Crux’s story here.

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  • Apr 21, 2017: Sign On Letter for Extension of TPS Designation for Haitians
    Apr 21, 2017: Along with other Catholic partners, CLINIC April 17 called on DHS Secretary Kelly to extend the designation for Haiti for Temporary Protected Status for 18 months. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration & Refugee Services, Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA were partners in the letter to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. It said that the conditions in Haiti caused by a devastating earthquake, an ongoing cholera outbreak and a Category 4 hurricane have left the country too damaged and fragile for its citizens to safely return...
  • Nov 30, 2015: CLINIC joins calls to ‘welcome the stranger,’ particularly Syrian refugees
    Nov 30, 2015: A majority of the nation’s governors have declared that their states will no longer welcome refugees from Syria. The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to block resettlement of Syrians for an undetermined length of time, demanding that the State Department revamp its already comprehensive and strict vetting process.