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CRCL Complaint on Detention of Infants in Dilley

Mar 1, 2019

In response to an alarming increase in the number of infants in ICE custody at the South Texas Family Residential Center, the American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) filed a Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) complaint addressing the detention of infants and the lack of specialized medical care available to them. The complaint was submitted to DHS’s Offices of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Inspector General on Feb 28.

More than 300 faith organizations and leaders call on the administration to extend and redesignate TPS for South Sudan

Feb 12, 2019

On Feb. 12, 2019, CLINIC and Church World Service delivered a letter signed by more than 300 faith leaders and faith-based organizations from across traditions urging the administration to grant an 18-month extension and to redesignate TPS for South Sudan, demanded by ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crises in the country.

CLINIC and partners in Dilley Pro Bono Project Send Letter Urging Homeland Security to End the Migrant Protection Protocols

Feb 6, 2019

CLINIC, with its partners, the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association submitted a letter Feb. 6, 2019 to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen urging her to rescind the Remain in Mexico policy immediately.

The Naturalization Working Group calls on USCIS to Withdraw Proposed Changes to Fee Waiver

Dec 6, 2018

On November 27, 2018, CLINIC and other members of the Naturalization Working Group delivered a letter to Samantha Deshommes, Chief of USCIS’s Regulatory Coordination Division, opposing the proposal to change the Fee Waiver form and guidance to stop accepting receipt of a means-tested benefit as evidence of qualification for a fee waivers. The letter calls on USCIS to withdraw the proposed changes and maintain the current Fee Waiver form and guidance.

Over 200 organizations call on administration to address change in humanitarian fee waiver procedures

Sep 5, 2018

On September 4, 2018, CLINIC and over 200 organizations that serve immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes delivered a letter to USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna, expressing concern about an unannounced change in humanitarian fee waiver procedures resulting in a significant increase in denials. The letter calls on Director Cissna to reinstate USCIS’s prior fee waiver procedures and provide the public with clear information on new practices, among other requests.

Over 100 faith organizations and leaders call on administration to extend and redesignate TPS for Somalia

Jul 11, 2018

On July 11, 2018, CLINIC and Church World Service delivered a letter signed by over 100 faith leaders and faith-based organizations from across traditions urging the administration to grant an 18-month extension and to redesignate TPS for Somalia, demanded by Somalia’s humanitarian crisis and ongoing violent conflict.

Over 650 faith organizations and leaders urge administration to extend and redesignate TPS for Yemen

Jun 21, 2018

On June 20, 2018, CLINIC and Church World Service delivered a letter signed by over 650 faith leaders and organizations from across traditions urging the administration to grant an 18 month extension and to redesignate TPS for Yemen, demanded by Yemen’s ongoing war and catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

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