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Lawsuit Challenges Government’s Interference with Legal Representation of Mothers and Children Detained in Dilley, Texas

Jun 2, 2017

The Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP), a consortium of the American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), filed suit to challenge a new ICE policy that arbitrarily restricts the types of legal services that DPBP may provide and interferes with the ability of DPBP staff to effectively represent their clients.

New estimate: more than 15 percent of undocumented immigrants in 7 southern states could qualify for legal status

May 25, 2017

ATLANTA – At least 15.4 percent of the undocumented immigrants in southern states are potentially eligible for some kind of immigration status, according to data drawn from legal screenings this year. That would mean at least 600,000 of the unauthorized immigrants living in the seven states surveyed -- about 4 million people -- could be eligible for legal status.
 

More than 400 faith leaders and organizations nationwide urge support for Haitians at risk for deportation

May 2, 2017

CWS and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. announced today that 248 leaders from across faith traditions and 168 faith-based organizations delivered a letter to DHS Secretary Kelly, urging him to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS), currently set to expire in July, for at least 18 months for our Haitians neighbors in the United States.

CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson receives Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest

Apr 24, 2017

CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson received the Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest, from American University Washington College of Law, in the category of “An Alum Whose Career has spanned 15 years or more.” The award was presented in an April 13 ceremony.

CLINIC decries the cruel deportation of Ohio mother; Countless supporters disregarded by government

Apr 19, 2017

Despite a massive public effort to plead for mercy on her behalf, Maribel Trujillo Diaz was deported to Mexico today. Her forced removal from the country she has called home for 15 years is a crushing blow to her four children, husband, extended family and a nationwide community that has worked tirelessly on her behalf.

CLINIC pide al gobierno que desista en su intento de deportar a la madre de cuatro ciudadanos estadounidenses

Apr 7, 2017

SILVER SPRING, Maryland – CLINIC hace un llamamiento para que el Gobierno Federal desista en su cruel intento de deportar a una mujer de Ohio, que es una parte integral de su comunidad y el pilar que sostiene a su familia.

Desde 2016, CLINIC ha formado parte del equipo de organizaciones confesionales y legales que han trabajado en nombre de Maribel Trujillo Díaz, una mujer mexicana que, tras huir de la extorsión de bandas violentas en su país hace 15 años, se ha convertido en una parte integral de su comunidad en Hamilton, Ohio.

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