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  • Oct 27, 2014: Network Affiliate Profile: Catholic Charities of Syracuse, New York
    Oct 27, 2014: CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities.  We wish to highlight outstanding programs in a series of profiles appearing monthly in Catholic Legal Immigration News. This month we feature Catholic Charities of Syracuse, New York.   An Immigrant Gateway Continues to Welcome and Inspire: Catholic Charities of Syracuse, New York
  • Oct 22, 2014: Prisoners of Domestic Violence Detained in Artesia
    Oct 22, 2014: There are currently about 539 women and children detained at the temporary family detention center run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Artesia, New Mexico.  This facility is one of three family detention centers currently operating in the United States.  The women and children detained at the facility are asylum seekers and a vast majority of them are survivors of violence and sexual assault.  Having recently returned from Artesia myself, supporting staff and volunteers assisting detainees, my thoughts go out to detained victims of abuse this October...
  • Oct 16, 2014: Landmark Asylum Decision for Domestic Violence Victims
    Oct 16, 2014: The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently issued a landmark decision that impacts domestic violence victims who are seeking asylum in the United States.  Asylum applicants must show that the persecution they have or will face is on account of one of five protected grounds: race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.  It is the last ground that has received the most interest and litigation. 
  • Oct 14, 2014: Supporting Welcoming Communities
    Oct 14, 2014: Recently our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has reminded us of the imperative, as the Body of Christ, to “respond to the globalization of migration with the globalization of charity and cooperation” for the 2015 World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
  • Oct 9, 2014: The Human Cost of Family Detention in Artesia and Berks
    Oct 9, 2014: I recently participated in trips to two of the family detention centers currently managed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): the Artesia Temporary Facility for Adults with Children in New Mexico and the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania.
  • Oct 7, 2014: Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation
    Oct 7, 2014: October is upon us and Catholic churches across the nation are observing Respect Life Month. Here in the Diocese of Orange, I have been blessed to encounter so many individuals, groups and parishes committed to upholding the life and dignity of the human person.
  • Oct 2, 2014: An Immigrant Gateway Continues to Welcome and Inspire: Catholic Charities of Syracuse, New York
    Oct 2, 2014: Syracuse, New York has a long history as an immigrant gateway city, and was home to many immigrants from Italy, Germany, Ireland, Ukraine, and Russia who arrived in the U.S.
  • Sep 25, 2014: Hope for Detainees in Artesia
    Sep 25, 2014: I was afforded the opportunity to visit Artesia, New Mexico to assist the on-the-ground immigration attorneys providing free legal services to the over 500 detained women and children. The families have fled their home countries in Central America due abject poverty and increased violence.