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Trump administration orders end to Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

Apr 4, 2018

CLINIC was among 119 faith-based organizations and more than 500 faith leaders who sent a letter to the president asking him to extend Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberia. Advocacy Attorney Christy Williams also elaborated on the country conditions, which she knows firsthand as a Liberian immigrant.

Read the full National Catholic Reporter article here.

Spooked by Trump Proposals, Immigrants Abandon Public Nutrition Services

Mar 7, 2018

Data confirms immigrants, including those with American children, are rapidly disenrolling from public nutrition services due to proposed policies that they later would be ineligible for citizenship. Charles Wheeler, CLINIC director of training and legal support, says attorneys have been seeing the anxiety over this issue for more than a year .

Read the full New York Times article here.

Exclusive: Trump administration may target immigrants who use food aid, other benefits

Feb 12, 2018

The Trump administration is considering making it harder for immigrants  living in the United States to get permanent residency if they or their American-born children use public benefits such as food assistance, in a move that could sharply restrict legal immigration.

Charles Wheeler, CLINIC director of training and legal support, discussed why this would be bad for the immigrant community and U.S. as a whole. Read the full Reuters story here