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  • Apr 10, 2014: The Impact of Bad Deportation Practices on Migrants
    Apr 10, 2014: The evening “Angela,” a woman in her early thirties, arrived at the shelter for women and children in Nogales, Mexico she was desperate to reunite with her husband “Tino” with whom she had traveled North two weeks before.  The couple traversed the Sonora desert together and crossed the border successfully, but were picked up at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Arizona only days after entering the United States.  The pair was separated upon apprehension and that was the last Angela saw of her husband. Angela described her husband to other migrants and service providers.
  • Apr 8, 2014: The Dream of Family Reunification
    Apr 8, 2014: Last month I joined 500 immigrant youth organizers as they convened for the United We Dream congress.  As organizers shared their stories, I was struck by how deportations have broken so many of their families.  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was a victory, allowing many young people to live and work in the United States without fear of removal, but for many who are still separated from loved ones abroad, the dream is now to see their families reunited and protected from the threat of deportation.
  • Five year old migrant child from El Salvador entered the US by himself.  He drew this plane saying it reminded him of God because if he had God in his heart, God would be the plane to take him to his mother.
    Apr 3, 2014: The Plight of Migrant Children
    Apr 3, 2014: By Luis  Enrique Jacquez, El Paso, Texas
  • Apr 1, 2014: Our Lampedusa Moment
    Apr 1, 2014: Today is an occasion to pause from our busy lives and remember our migrant sisters and brothers who have died trying to reach the United States.  The mass and procession at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona, hosted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, awakens us to the plight of the more than 6,000 migrants who have perished at the border in pursuit of a better life.  Whether joining in prayer at the border, gathered with co-workers in your office, or in silent reflection at your computer, each of us is encouraged to take up the Holy Father’s...
  • Mar 27, 2014: Cambia tu Vida, New York
    Mar 27, 2014: On March 2, 2014 I had the pleasure of partaking in the Cambia tu Vida Campaign media launch in New York City and experiencing the excitement brewing as community, religious, and government leaders gathered to promote naturalization as a benchmark of integration.
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    Mar 25, 2014: Promoting Immigrant Integration During Tax Season
    Mar 25, 2014: Immigrant integration is a joint effort between newcomers and the receiving society to create a new community that reflects the needs and wants of everyone.
  • Mar 20, 2014: Luisa’s Story
    Mar 20, 2014: After crossing the length of Mexico over ground to get to the border, “Luisa,” a 36 year old widow from the indigenous municipality of Tamazulápam de Espíritu Santo in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, and her 20 year old son “Pedro” attempted to cross into the United States by walking through the harsh and unpopulated desert near Nogales, Arizona. Unlike most unauthorized migrants who attempt to cross the U.S. – Mexico border, Luisa and Pedro did not contract the service of a guide.
  • Mar 18, 2014: Support CLINIC’s Efforts to Assist Immigrants
    Mar 18, 2014: This month CLINIC is launching a campaign to support its State and Local Immigration Project.