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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.

Sessions’s zero tolerance border policy may split families—and cost taxpayers

May 25, 2018

The attorney general's decision to implement a "zerio tolerance" border policy by prosecuting every migrant who attempt to bypass inspection points will have ramifications beyond the immigration system. CLINIC's Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson provides insight on how the new tactic will create a greater backlog in immigration court.

Read to the full America Magazine story here.

Archbishop Wenski: Ending T.P.S. will disrupt immigrant lives and communities

May 23, 2018

Temporary Protected Status has been terminated for Nepal, leaving thousands of Nepalis facing the prospect of returning to a country still recovering from natural disaster. Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski, a CLINIC board member, and Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson have spoken out against the administration's targeting of TPS holders.

Read the full America Magazine article here.

How does Session's review of an asylum petition based on domestic violence affect similar cases? (Spanish)

May 21, 2018

Attorney Michelle Mendez explains the conditions under which a Central American victim of domestic violence can obtain protection in the United States, as well as how decisions made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions may affect future cases.

View the full Univision video here.

Trump administration orders end to Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians

May 21, 2018

The Trump administration's decision to end Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberia has put nearly 4,000 people at risk for deportation. Christy Williams, an attorney on CLINIC's advocacy staff and herself a Liberian immigrant, breaks down the ramifications the move will have on the community and Liberia itself.

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.