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 in Catholic Legal Immigration News.
Left to Right: Martin Gauto, CLINIC, My-Hanh Luu, Elsa Ornelas, Sandra Molina, Oras Mohammed, and Simona Botezatu of Catholic Charities San Bernardino & Riverside Counties in California meeting on October 21, 2013 to discuss preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).
On Election Day, it can seem like a burden to wake up early and stand in line at your local polling place, but the ability to vote is a prized benefit of citizenship and an important step in the journey to full integration in the United States. The benefits of citizenship are numerous and the CLINIC network has long advocated naturalization for all eligible permanent residents.
Recent tragedies off the coasts of Lampedusa, Italy and Florida, involving shipwrecked men, women, and children fill the screen and illuminate the harsh realities prompting international migration.
CLINIC wishes to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing monthly.
CLINIC is working hard to bring new players into the immigration and naturalization service mix to supplement the substantial but inadequate resources that exist now.
State and Local Advocacy Attorney, Jennifer Riddle reflects on her experience working with refugees in Kyrgyzstan as she sees trends of state and local resistance to welcoming resettled refugees in the United States.
Today Pope Francis released the annual statement for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated January 19, 2014. Pope Francis said that in countries around the world we should welcome and respect immigrants and not treat them as “pawns on the chessboard of humanity.”
Citizenship Day (September 17) is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of U.S. citizenship and to recognize the new Americans who once immigrated to the U.S. from all corners of the world.
Recently it was my honor to be elected to CLINIC’s Board of Directors. CLINIC has been providing a life-saving service to immigrants across the country since 1988. Many of the 300,000 members of the union I serve are themselves immigrants, and many have been helped by CLINIC’s important work. So in this Labor Day reflection I’d like to focus on the reality of immigrant workers and what they face every day.