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.
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.
Get to know our newest RIS attorney, Elnora Bassey. She is a second generation immigrant and our resident Jersey girl.
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.
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.
CASA de Maryland partners with community colleges and local government to enhance vocational skills for individuals as they integrate into the community.
What does it mean to be a citizen? Different people would say different things, but no matter our background, every person has special talents to contribute to building our country. It is easy to understand why immigrants take citizenship very seriously. Many spend decades pursuing their dreams of providing a better life for their loved ones and becoming a U.S. citizen.
My family’s story is similar to those of most immigrants because it involves leaving a place you called home in the hope that you may find opportunities to a better future. No matter how hard it was, holding on to our culture made everything feel a little better.
As one of the few organizations that focuses solely on naturalization work, Citizenship Project of Las Vegas, Nevada, is helping immigrants reach a pivotal milestone in their integration journey.
Congrats to Theresa ‘Terry’ Tiberi, office manager for the Immigration Assistance Program at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, on her retirement! After 21 years with the organization, she is leaving an indelible legacy.