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  • Jun 16, 2017: Honoring thy father, together!
    Jun 16, 2017: Father’s Day is observed by dozens of cultures around the world in a variety of traditions. This year, consider how your community can invite newcomers into traditional celebrations, as well as explore ways to adopt new inclusive activities
  • B1C clients join local officers for Coffee with a Cop
    May 15, 2017: Building trust with a cup of Joe
    May 15, 2017: Building One Community brings Coffee with a Cop to residents in Stamford, Connecticut!
  • Mother and child in a field (stock photo)
    May 12, 2017: Mother’s Day, another opportunity for promoting integration
    May 12, 2017: A central fixture in how American culture honors families, Mother’s Day is often a time when parishioners come together as one and celebrate their different customs and traditions.
  • Memebers of St. Camillus in Silver Spring, Maryland, created an alfombras for their Via Crucis procession.
    Apr 26, 2017: Sharing traditions, that’s what holidays are for
    Apr 26, 2017: CLINIC’s Immigrant Integration Program Manager Leya Speasmaker joined Jacob Popcak on the Son Rise Morning Show in Cincinnati to discuss holiday traditions embedded in American culture that were brought to the United States by immigrants. This blog goes on to show how incorporating those faith traditions from other countries embodies the definition of integration.
  • Students on the culinary track of Building One Community’s Skills Development Program
    Apr 26, 2017: Building community through job development training
    Apr 26, 2017: Building One Community’s Skills Development Program is transforming relationships between immigrant communities and local businesses in Stamford, Connecticut. Launched in 2015, the program now offers three career training tracks: culinary, home health aide, and construction and landscaping. With significant support from local elected officials and community leaders, B1C’s Skills Development Program is helping immigrants adapt effectively in professional settings, while promoting acceptance and participation. It is truly a successful integration initiative.
  • Andrea Vazquez, CLINIC Fellow with Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
    Apr 26, 2017: CLINIC Fellow Profile: Andrea Vazquez, how DACA changed her life
    Apr 26, 2017: As a DACA recipient, Andrea Vazquez of Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama, relates first-hand to her client’s experiences. It wasn’t too long ago that she was in their shoes.
  • Gaudy Garcia, CLINIC’s Southeast Fellow with Hispanic Services Council
    Mar 29, 2017: CLINIC Fellows Profile: Gaudy Garcia, here to help
    Mar 29, 2017: Meet Gaudy Garcia, CLINIC’s Southeast Fellow with Hispanic Services Council in Tampa, Florida.
  • Letter from City of Dallas letting residents know Catholic Charities was involved
    Mar 23, 2017: Collaboration with city seeks to protect homeowners as gentrification threatens to uproot them
    Mar 23, 2017: Catholic Charities of Dallas’ Immigration Legal Services program, a CLINIC affiliate, has teamed up with the City of Dallas to protect the rights of immigrant residents who may be forced out of their homes at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

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  • May 2, 2017: Collaboration key to navigating the ‘new normal’ of immigration law
    May 2, 2017: Pat Zapor expands on how CLINIC is collaborating with organizations like Catholic Charities USA to protect and advocate for immigrants under the changed political climate. Read the full article, and others on immigration and refugees, in the Spring 2017 issue of the Catholic Charities USA Magazine.
  • People on the Mexican side of the border reach through the fence to receive communion from Bishop Kicanas during Mass on 4-1-2017, in Nogales, Ariz.
    Apr 24, 2017: Bishop Kicanas: Attorney General Sessions heard only part of the story
    Apr 24, 2017: Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, and CLINIC board member, wrote a guest opinion article for the Arizona Daily Star highlighting the perspectives Attorney General Jeff Sessions missed during his visit to the border – those about the families and communities affected (and misrepresented) by the administration anti-immigrant rhetoric
  • Mar 31, 2017: Working with the Donald
    Mar 31, 2017: Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the U.S Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Clinic board member, informally joined the president’s National Diversity Coalition. Read Texas Monthly’s article here.
  • Mar 30, 2017: Bishop recognizes leader for work in immigration
    Mar 30, 2017: CLINIC board member D. Taylor, president of the UNITE HERE labor union, was honored for his commitment to immigrant workers. The reception was held at the historic Friars Club in Manhattan. Watch NET TV’s full story here.
  • Mar 23, 2017: Mayor Catherine E. Pugh Celebrates Women’s History Month
    Mar 23, 2017: In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Baltimore Mayor’s Office highlighted the importance of women helping each other succeed. Michelle Mendez, CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Project manager, was interviewed alongside Mayor Catherine E. Pugh; Dr. Leana S. Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner; Marion McGaskey Blackwell, a Baltimore housing activist; and Diane Bell-McKoy, President and CEO of Associated Black Charities. Watch the entire video here.
  • Mar 15, 2017: CLINIC examines migratory executive orders
    Mar 15, 2017: During a talk at Catholic University of America, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Communications Director Pat Zapor highlights some of the ways CLINIC and its affiliates are responding to the new restrictive immigration policies. Read the full El Pregonero article in Spanish here.
  • Mar 3, 2017: Catholic Leaders Push Back Against Trump’s Immigration Policies
    Mar 3, 2017: Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson discussed how the church is serving immigrants, including CLINIC’s Know Your Rights materials and increased trainings for legal advocates. Read the National Register’s full article here.
  • Feb 14, 2017: Trump orders put Central American children between the sword and the wall (Spanish)
    Feb 14, 2017: During an interview with Hoy, Jeanne Atkinson, CLINIC executive director, spoke up for undocumented youth, who are especially vulnerable because of the executive actions. Read the full article in Spanish here.

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