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CLINIC and TODEC Work Together to Double BIA Legal Capacity in Inland Empire, CA

One of CLINIC’s most fundamental goals is to boost legal capacity in underserved areas in the United States.  An area seeing a severe shortage in low-cost, professional immigration legal service providers, the Inland Empire (or the “IE” as it is known) region of Southern California is home to over one million foreign-born persons.  Training Occupational Development Education Communicates (TODEC) is one service provider assisting newcomers with quality, charitable legal help in the IE.

Affiliate Profile: Ryan Patterson

CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities. We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing monthly. Ryan Patterson
Assistant Director
Immigration Legal Services
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

National Migration Week 2015: We Are One Family Under God

With the promise of the New Year comes National Migration Week 2015, celebrated by the Catholic Church January 4-10. The theme is “We Are One Family Under God,” and there is no better time to extend goodwill, so abundantly shared with loved ones during the holidays, to our migrant brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Come, Lord Jesus!

Dear brothers and sisters of CLINIC, As we enter close now to the celebration of the birth of Christ, the Church’s Liturgy prays every night the prophetic and powerful “O Antiphons” which sing out the Messianic titles of the Lord rooted in the prophecies of the Old Testament.  In these same days, there is another powerful event happening in our midst:  “Las Posadas."

Las Posadas: An Invitation to Hospitality

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014, Welcoming the Stranger Edition of Catholic Woman Magazine, by the National Council of Catholic Women:

Posadas, the Search for Shelter and a New Sanctuary

Children in the Spanish-speaking community are imbued with a profound sense of hospitality. Siblings share more, spend more time together across age barriers than in the English-speaking world.  Within the faith community, year after year, for about 9 days before Christmas there are Posadas or a re-enactment of the search of Mary and Joseph for shelter so that she can give birth to her Child. Often some of the youngest give voice to the search of Mary and Joseph.

Local Immigration Legal Services Inspired

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.

Profound Gratitude for an Anonymous Gift

Recently, CLINIC received a piece of mail with the postal stamp of “Austin, Texas.” The envelope bore no name. Inside, there was no note, just a money order, for $10 made out to the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.  We were extremely moved by this small but profound gift. Without a return address, we could not send a thank you note so our appreciation compels us to show our gratitude for this, and all generous gifts, made for the benefit of vulnerable newcomers, in a blog post.  When we consider this kindness of donors such as this, we recall the words of Christ:

Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life

As an immigration attorney at CLINIC, I represent hundreds of religious men and women (priests, brothers, sisters, and other religious workers) from all over the world.  I feel privileged to be a part of a team assisting these modern day disciples called to ministry in the United States.  The diversity and determination of these individuals amazes me; not only where they are from, but also the services they perform and how they were called to religious life. 

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