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.
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.
Pat Zapor expands on how CLINIC is collaborating with organizations like Catholic Charities USA to protect and advocate for immigrants under the changed political climate.
Read the full article, and others on immigration and refugees, in the Spring 2017 issue of the Catholic Charities USA Magazine.
This past August, CLINIC Director Jeanne Atkinson presented at an event sponsored by SC Ministry Foundation, which gathered nearly 70 community partners.
The Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, co-sponsored by CLINIC, typically focuses on nonpartisan policy discussion with an academic focus. This year it offered an electorally timely twist: not just policy, but politics as well.
U.S. immigration law is complex and it can take many years for a family to be reunited in the United States through the current immigration system. It is also expensive! It costs thousands of dollars per person in fees to the U.S. government agencies responsible for processing applications, conducting background checks, interviewing applicants and issuing official documents for identification and work authorization.
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.