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Fellowship that Bears Fruit

“Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” -Deuteronomy 15:11 This December 2, CLINIC invites you to experience the joy that comes from working in communion with friends for an important cause. 

Recognizing Changmaker, Mil Mujeres on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  In observation of this important day, CLINIC recognizes affiliate, Mil Mujeres for their inspiring efforts on behalf of vulnerable, immigrant women.  Founded in 2007, Mil Mujeres provides charitable legal immigration services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  With locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, Mil Mujeres has been a CLINIC subscriber s

The New Mexican Consular ID Card

Administrative relief is coming and, whatever shape it takes, we can be certain that consular identification cards will be important in the implementation of immigration action.  Starting November 1, Mexican Consulates in the United States began issuing new, enhanced consular IDs to ensure the continued security of these vital documents.  Visual and safety features have changed, and maintaining awareness of format changes to the consular ID cards is essential.
Representing Unaccompanied Children: What to Do and How to Do It

CLINIC Trains Hundreds on Representing Unaccompanied Children

As the news of the large numbers of unaccompanied children apprehended along the border began to break, CLINIC went into high gear to figure out how we could support our affiliates and other service providers inundated with requests for assistance from this vulnerable population.  Training is one of the things CLINIC does best so we started to think about what type of training would be most useful.  My colleague Debbie Smith and I took the lead on developing the curriculum, materials and webinars for a course.  With assistance from other CLINIC staff,  we put together a four-week course cov

Nebraska Immigration Legal Assistance Hotline

If you were in need of legal assistance, where would you go for help? How would you know if they could assist you?

Investing in Our Communities

“You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity…” -2 Corinthians 9:11 At CLINIC, our ministry builds stronger communities by supporting immigrant integration.  We are called to generously welcome immigrants and your support helps to sustain our life-giving services and create change.   

Speak Truth in Love, Engage in Civil Discourse

On the run-up to today’s Election Day, much has been said about the importance of the teaching document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States. In it, the U.S. bishops urge Catholics to form their consciences, to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue, and to shape their choices in elections in the light of Catholic teaching. 

Solidarity with Newcomers is Respect for Life

As this Respect Life Month comes to a close, we call to mind the hope of the Gospel and the call to solidarity in our Catholic Social Teaching. Amidst the often unhelpful media frenzy of the recent Synod on the Family in Rome, it was easy to miss several discussions specific to the challenges of economic hardship and migration issues in the lives of families. Bishops around the world are keenly attuned to the realities of global migration.

We Still Need Congress to Pass CIR but There's a Lot States and Cities Can Do!

Last week CLINIC co-hosted the 11th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference together with the Migration Policy Institute, the Center for Migration Studies, and Georgetown University Law Center.  An impressive array of government officials, advocates, and immigration experts offered policy and legal analysis on important topics from unaccompanied children to executive action.

Network Affiliate Profile: Catholic Charities of Syracuse, New York

CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities.  We wish to highlight outstanding programs in a series of profiles appearing monthly in Catholic Legal Immigration News. This month we feature Catholic Charities of Syracuse, New York.   An Immigrant Gateway Continues to Welcome and Inspire: Catholic Charities of Syracuse, New York

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