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Affiliate Highlight: Ouranitsa Abbas

Feb 4, 2014

We recently asked program directors to recommend outstanding staff for a series of affiliate highlights and Ouranitsa Abbas was identified for her extraordinary work immediately!

Managing Attorney at Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s Esperanza Center, Adonia Simpson, explains “Ouranitsa is a key member of our team and integral in doing the work we do each day.   Her compassion and dedication amaze me every day.”

BIA Pro Bono Project Screener Named Top D.C. Immigration Attorney

Jan 30, 2014

For over three years, Jason Dzubow, of Dzubow & Pilcher, PLLC, has volunteered as a screener for CLINIC’s BIA Pro Bono Project, which matches vulnerable asylum-seekers and lawful permanent residents with pro bono counsel to bring their cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). This month Jason was recognized as one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Immigration Attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area for the second year in a row.

Education, Faith, Justice: The Responsibility to Care

Jan 28, 2014
Bishop Kevin Vann

Dear friends of CLINIC,

The month of January, following National Migration week, brings us additional opportunities to reflect on opportunities of pastoral care for our immigrant families. 

As we work together in the sometime complicated world of R-1s, F-1s, and so on, there are always individuals  and families behind these letters with real needs and real concerns who have come to us because they see us as  a family of Faith, the Body of Christ, and they often do not know where else to turn.

On the Move

Jan 17, 2014
Leya Speasmaker

My recent visit to Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Texas, illuminated just how ready this program is for comprehensive immigration reform. With a bit of innovation, some grant funding, and overall agency support, the program manager of Immigration Consultation Services (ICS), Xergio Chacin, is busy trying out new ideas, stocking his program with the proper equipment and tools, and practicing larger-scale models of group processing in order to be prepared for significant immigration law changes.

Affiliate, ¡HICA! Helps Alabama Immigrants "Out of the Darkness"

Jan 7, 2014
Tessa M. Winkler

National Migration Week 2014 has begun and the theme, “Out of Darkness,” calls to my mind the inspiring efforts of the CLINIC network striving to be a light to our fellow sisters and brothers in need. I recently spoke with a staff member at one affiliate organization that I believe embodies the spirit of this week -- the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!).

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