CLINIC’s Immigrant Integration Program Manager Leya Speasmaker joined Jacob Popcak on the Son Rise Morning Show in Cincinnati to discuss holiday traditions embedded in American culture that were brought to the United States by immigrants. This blog goes on to show how incorporating those faith traditions from other countries embodies the definition of integration.
Building One Community’s Skills Development Program is transforming relationships between immigrant communities and local businesses in Stamford, Connecticut. Launched in 2015, the program now offers three career training tracks: culinary, home health aide, and construction and landscaping. With significant support from local elected officials and community leaders, B1C’s Skills Development Program is helping immigrants adapt effectively in professional settings, while promoting acceptance and participation. It is truly a successful integration initiative.
As a DACA recipient, Andrea Vazquez of Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama, relates first-hand to her client’s experiences. It wasn’t too long ago that she was in their shoes.
Catholic Charities of Dallas’ Immigration Legal Services program, a CLINIC affiliate, has teamed up with the City of Dallas to protect the rights of immigrant residents who may be forced out of their homes at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
Called to live a religious life as a young woman, Sister Maliya Suen immigrated to the United States to join the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, in December 2012.
Aliyah Donsky, CLINC Fellow with Catholic Charities New Orleans, describes her decision to work in the immigration field as the result of moral instinct and fruitful circumstance.
As part of CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Project, we are presenting an ongoing series of the stories of people who are placed at risk by their immigration status.
Meet Emmanuel, entrepreneur and DACA-recipient.
Protecting immigrants on the local level, known commonly as the sanctuary cities movement, was among the top immigration issues addressed by state legislatures in the 2016 legislative session. Sister Colleen Dauerbach, social justice coordinator for the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, was one of many advocates working diligently as a voice for immigrants afraid to speak up for themselves.
Given the uncertainty of this matter, we feel it appropriate to warn ALL international religious workers serving in the U.S. (regardless of nationality) to re-evaluate travel outside the U.S.