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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.   

Andrea Vazquez, CLINIC Fellow with Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
Paola Marquez

As a DACA recipient, Andrea Vazquez of Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama, relates first-hand to her client’s experiences. It wasn’t too long ago that she was in their shoes.

Emmanuel is among the thousands of DACA students pursuing higher education.
Emmanuel is among the thousands of DACA
students pursuing higher education.
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Lisa Parisio

As part of CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Project, we are presenting an ongoing series of the stories of people who are placed at risk by their immigration status.

Meet Emmanuel, entrepreneur and DACA-recipient.

 
Laura D. Francis

The deferred action for childhood arrivals program has successfully boosted the career and educational opportunities of its more than 700,000 participants, but there’s still more the Obama administration could do to improve it, a coalition of immigration advocates said in a report.

 

CLINIC's Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson among the many activists to speak out on behalf of immigrants in response to the Supreme Court’s tied decision in United States v. Texas. Read more here.

 

José and Marina Aguilar have overcome many obstacles on their road to becoming American citizens. This in-depth feature by the National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report tells their story and how the upcoming Supreme Court ruling can impact many families like theirs. CLINIC’s Pat Zapor expounds on why the Catholic Church supports and advocates for fair immigration practices. Read more here.   

Leya Speasmaker

Students in Des Moines, Iowa who have received immigration status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, are testing their cinematography skills each year in a contest sponsored by American Friends Service Committee.

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Justice for Immigrants Campaign

Raised in a tiny village in Galilee, my father, the eldest of 5 children, was raised by loving parents who made a meager living as poor farmers. My mother, who was raised in an orphanage from a young age by a community of Sisters in Jerusalem, married my father at seventeen. During my childhood, my father worked as a mechanic and my mother as a teacher. While our home was filled with love, my parents recognized that their children would have better opportunities for education, advancement, and success in the U.S.