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Civil groups lead efforts to reunite children with deported parents

Aug 15, 2018

The Trump administration may have ended its "zero tolerance policy," but deported parents are still struggling to be reunited with their children. NGOs have stepped in to assist families where the government has not, partial—as CLINIC attorney Sarah Bronstein explains—because the government has never faced a situation like this before.

Read the full National Catholic Reporter article here.

SA Lawyer Leading Immigration Appeals for Asylum Seekers, Refugees

Aug 15, 2018

The BIA Pro Bono project connected 130 attorneys with detained clients in need of legal assistance, with attorney Tim Patton being one of them. Patton's with the project has given him a new perspective on legal procedures in the United States, an experience the project director, CLINIC's Bradley Jenkins, finds pretty common for new volunteers.

Read the full Rivard Report article here.

New credible fear guidelines cast uncertainty on asylum seekers coming to US

Jul 25, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Session’s overturning of the Matter of A-B- means domestic or gang violence are no longer grounds for asylum, a move that will have a primarily effect Mexican and Central American asylum seekers. CLINIC Senior Attorney Victoria Neilson comments on how the new threshold for establishing a credible fear will make it even harder for migrants in these situations to obtain asylum.

Read the full National Catholic Reporter article here.

Church leaders told John Kelly child separation was “contrary to our Catholic values” a year ago

Jul 17, 2018

A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Buzzfeed News revealed a letter sent to then-Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on March 17, 2017. The letter, signed by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Catholic Charities USA, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned the secretary of the traumatic consequences the policy could have on children.

Read the full America article here.

Pregnant Women Say They Miscarried In Immigration Detention And Didn't Get The Care They Needed

Jul 17, 2018

Luis Guerra, Strategic Capacity Officer for CLINIC, comments on the increased detention of pregnant women since the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) changed their policy. Several women have reported miscarriages to advocates, despite the DHS secretary's insistence that the women are provided with prenatal care.

Read the full Buzzfeed News article here.

Before family separations, Trump quietly removed protections for migrant kids

Jun 27, 2018

Over the last 18 months, the Trump administration has been significantly limiting protections for undocumented youth. CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson, Training and Legal Support Director Charles Wheeler, and Jennifer Bibby-Gerth, an attorney with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington, a CLINIC affiliate, weighs in on the impact of these policy changes.

Read the full Reveal article here.

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