You shall have but one rule, for alien and native-born alike. I, the LORD, am your God.
Background on Family Detention
The US immigrant detention system grew more than five-fold between 1994 and 2013.
In 1994 the daily detained population on a given day was 6,785 people. By 2013, that number grew to 34,260 – a figure mandated by Congress.
Why are state and local policymakers increasingly taking immigration matters into their own hands?
Exodus 20: 1-17
Then God spoke all these words:
The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA!), the brain-child of Executive Director, Isabel Rubio, opened its doors in 1999. Ms. Rubio, a long time Birmingham resident, recognized the need for an immigrant-integration focused organization in the state of Alabama, and she has worked hard to ensure that immigrant integration is the cornerstone of their mission and the primary goal of all of their services.
Matthew 2: 13-14
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 Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA!).