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Affiliate Highlight: Jessica Bernal

Our affiliate highlight this month is Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha’s Jessica Bernal. Recommended by Program Director Jossy Rogers, Jessica brings dedication, knowledge, experience, and passion to her role as a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Fully Accredited Representative .

The Immigration Journey of Br. Peduru Fonseka

My immigration story started in 2002 when I decided to come to United States from Sri Lanka to do my higher studies. Even applying for a Student visa was not easy. There was much paperwork and proofs of financial support and so many other documents I had to present to the embassy to get my F1 visa. I remember sitting there in the waiting room very nervous for the first time for the visa interview. Out of the thirty or so people who showed up that morning for visa interviews, there were only three of us who got their visas.
Immigrant Detention

Resource Round-Up: Changes to State and Local Partnerships with ICE

Last week Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson indicated significant changes may be coming to the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) works with state and local law enforcement.  This is welcome news, as more and more states and localities have been changing their policies to limit their cooperation with ICE’s enforcement requests.

5th Annual National Network Capacity Building Event: Meeting Today’s Needs and Preparing for Future Immigration Reform

As the nation’s largest network of nonprofit immigration legal programs, CLINIC’s network currently consists of 250 affiliates with 340 office locations in 46 states and continues to grow.  Even as CLINIC’s network expands, however, there are still not enough immigration programs to meet the need for low-cost immigration legal services.

"To All in Rome"

As I have just returned from my time in the Holy Land with Bishop Dominic and the grand gathering of members of the “Neocatechumenal Way,” and the double canonizations of now Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, I turn to the opening words of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans (written short years before his own martyrdom in Rome c. AD 64-67) where he says “To all in Rome, beloved of God and called to holiness, grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Remembering Mothers, Honoring Peace

Mother’s Day was established in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson for the purpose of remembering mothers and honoring peace. Peace begins at home and while this is true for most people, it is not true for everyone. 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey: Building Capacity that Goes Above and Beyond

CLINIC is proud to be a part of an eleven-agency collaboration that is building capacity while preparing for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) in California.  This 11-agency group is called Ready California (RC).  We are particularly inspired by the steps taken on behalf of participating organizations to take strong immigration programs and make them ready.  Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey (CCDM) is one such program that has gone above and beyond to enhance the region’s ability to serve a larger number of clients with greater efficiency.

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II: Extraordinary Legacies of Promoting Dignity

This Sunday, April 27th, we join the global celebration of the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.  In this historic moment, we witness the sainthood of spiritual leaders who embodied the Church’s most dearly held values.  Popes John XXIII and John Paul II worked tirelessly for vulnerable groups and shared the timeless principles of human dignity, family unity, and solidarity on behalf of at-risk migrants. 

Affiliate Highlight: Paz Padilla

Our affiliate highlight this month is Paz Padilla, whose dedicated work and faith-filled service at Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey is inspiring.

An Easter Reflection

Revelation 7:9-10 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”  

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