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Local organizations speak out against locking infants in detention centers

Oct 14, 2016
LaRia Land

At the end of the summer, CLINIC partnered with faith and community-based organizations around the country to bring awareness to the growing number of immigrant mothers with infants and young children who are locked in detention centers. Supporters held symbolic baby showers in 10 cities, sent cards denouncing family detention to Jeh Johnson, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, while using social media to document the campaign and continue to raise awareness.

Sometimes the best strategy is flying under the radar

Oct 7, 2016
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LaRia Land

Immigration advocates and state legislators across the country had their hands full protecting “sanctuary cities” this past legislative term.

These cities and local municipalities are known for enforcing policies that prohibited local law enforcement from working with federal immigration authorities without just cause. Louisiana, in particular, faced unique challenges Robert Tasman, executive director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB), attributes to the conflicting values of its residents and leaders.

The 13th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference reflected hope beyond the turmoil of presidential politics

Sep 20, 2016
13th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference
Andrés Abella

The Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, co-sponsored by CLINIC, typically focuses on nonpartisan policy discussion with an academic focus. This year it offered an electorally timely twist: not just policy, but politics as well.

CLINIC Fellows aim to educate while celebrating World Refugee Day

Jul 7, 2016
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Dianne Kaiyoorawongs

Nathalie Dietrich and Silvia Arias Barber, both CLINIC Fellows in the Southeast, work with immigrants on a daily basis. Though they are always looking for ways to better serve this population, this past World Refugee Day offered a unique opportunity to also educate those unfamiliar with the experiences of immigrants in America.