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“Children’s lives are at stake.” These poignant words were written by Jeanne Atkinson; CLINIC’s Executive Director, in an article posted to Roll Call last month, and they could not be more accurate. In 2014, our nation witnessed an unprecedented increase in the immigration of unaccompanied migrant children and families fleeing persecution in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. On July 7, 2015, a hearing was held by the U.S.

I don’t understand all the paperwork, but I trust God and I trust my lawyer will do a good job representing me.

police officer and immigrant get photos taken for ID card

FaithAction International House, a CLINIC affiliate led by Reverend David Fraccaro, is making great strides in promoting and encouraging immigrant integration within the city of Greensboro, North Carolina.

“I hereby declare, on oath,…that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies…so help me God."

Generally speaking, the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules does not provoke strong emotional reaction (with the possible exception of extreme drowsiness). This day was different. Immigration policy is a highly salient and divisive topic. On June 17, 2015 when the Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss various aspects of immigration policy, emotions ran high.

CLINIC congratulates Training and Legal Support Staff Attorney Michelle Mendez on her recent award of the prestigious Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association/AILA!

How many years have you spent working in immigration?