On March 17, 2015, U.S.
Project Hope, based in Archbold, Ohio, provides professional legal services and educates immigrants about their rights and responsibilities of living in the United States. The organization's mission is to support immigrant integration and, as its name implies, give hope to immigrant families working and living in northwest Ohio (and beyond).
News stories and images of desperate African and Middle Eastern people fleeing their home countries aboard overcrowded ships that sink in the Mediterranean Sea are heartbreaking and speak to why CLINIC has a mission to serve vulnerable migrants. These stories also give CLINIC pause to reflect on how black immigrants arrive to the U.S. and are fairing. New findings from the Pew Research Center about black immigrants are striking and evoke a lesser known story about CLINIC’s history of helping black immigrants achieve their dreams in the U.S.
Our commitment to supporting newcomers is personal and at CLINIC, we are inspired by friends who have overcome numerous obstacles to become naturalized US citizens. Saba Hailu is one such friend, who journeyed from aspiring citizen to new American. Saba’s determination strengthens our resolve to ensure that the foreign-born have access to opportunities for citizenship and civic participation.
Adonia R. Simpson, Esq. is readying Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Maryland to serve a rapid increase in the number of immigrants. This is a result of President Obama’s executive actions announced on November 20 offering administrative relief to an estimated four million immigrants.
If you were in need of legal assistance, where would you go for help? How would you know if they could assist you?