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  • May 18, 2017: Op-Ed Latinos must engage, not just resist, the Trump White House
    May 18, 2017: Javier Palomarez, president of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and CLINIC board member, argues the organization needs to work with the administration to best serve the 4.2 million Latino-owned businesses it represents. Read the full Los Angeles Times Story here.
  • 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.

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  • Jul 28, 2017: 50-state resource aims to help parents prepare for possible deportation
    Jul 28, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – CLINIC has released a new web-based resource to help guide immigrant parents and their representatives as they put legal protections in place for families in case parents are detained or deported. 
  • Jul 7, 2017: Report: State laws against unauthorized immigration legal practice are too often weak, unenforced
    Jul 7, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The unauthorized practice of immigration law is a nationwide problem with serious implications for immigrants and the legal profession, according to a new report released July 7 by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., in collaboration with the American University Washington College of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic. 
  • Jun 29, 2017: Court again says federal agencies are failing to treat detained children humanely
    Jun 29, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – A California District Court judge has again ruled that the federal government is not complying with the Flores v. Sessions settlement, ruling that the Department of Homeland Security is not appropriately caring for children in its custody.The nationwide settlement agreement regulates the treatment and conditions of children detained in federal immigration custody and creates a presumption in favor of release.
  • Jun 27, 2017: New CLINIC project aims to help Montgomery County immigrants from targeted countries
    Jun 27, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland -- A new program under CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Project will provide immigration legal advice and representation to people from countries covered by the Trump administration’s travel ban.
  • Jun 26, 2017: Supreme Court should overturn travel ban as religious discrimination
    Jun 26, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The Supreme Court announced today that this fall it will hear Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii, two cases that challenge the Trump administration’s Executive Order No. 13780, known as the travel ban. 
  • Jun 2, 2017: Lawsuit Challenges Government’s Interference with Legal Representation of Mothers and Children...
    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.
  • May 25, 2017: New estimate: more than 15 percent of undocumented immigrants in 7 southern states could qualify...
    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. 
  • May 22, 2017: Short TPS extension for Haitians just continues unsettled situation
    May 22, 2017: The decision to extend for six months the Temporary Protected Status that has enabled certain Haitians to remain in the United States, leaves TPS holders worried that they will be sent home to an unstable country a few more months down the road, according to the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.

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