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  • Aug 29, 2016: CLINIC Fellow Lauren Armbrester finds her calling
    Aug 29, 2016: When talking to Lauren Armbrester, our CLINIC Fellow with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, it’s obvious she is passionate about working with immigrants in her community. As a newly accredited BIA representative, she doesn’t view this as just a job, but as a way to live her spirituality.
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    Jul 25, 2016: CLINIC Fellow Profile: Estela Tirado, called to help immigrants like her parents
    Jul 25, 2016: Estela Tirado, a CLINIC Fellow working with the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA), moved to the United States this past September and is excited to have a job she is personally connected to.
  • Jul 22, 2016: Advocates seek changes to DACA at program’s four-year anniversary
    Jul 22, 2016: The deferred action for childhood arrivals program has successfully boosted the career and educational opportunities of its more than 700,000 participants, but there’s still more the Obama administration could do to improve it, a coalition of immigration advocates said in a report.
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    Jul 7, 2016: CLINIC Fellows aim to educate while celebrating World Refugee Day
    Jul 7, 2016: Nathalie Dietrich and Silvia Arias Barber, both CLINIC Fellows in the Southeast, work with immigrants on a daily basis. Though they are always looking for ways to better serve this population, this past World Refugee Day offered a unique opportunity to also educate those unfamiliar with the experiences of immigrants in America.
  • Jun 28, 2016: CLINIC Fellows Profile: Nathalie Dietrich, from immigrant to BIA-accredited representative
    Jun 28, 2016: Nathalie Dietrich knows immigration from multiple angles. Although she “never could have imagined that she would be living in the United States” one day, that journey has brought her to advocate for immigrants, first as a volunteer, then as a legal assistant and now as a BIA-accredited representative.
  • Jun 24, 2016: USCIS proposed fee increases would be hard to absorb for lower-income families
    Jun 24, 2016: U.S. immigration law is complex and it can take many years for a family to be reunited in the United States through the current immigration system. It is also expensive! It costs thousands of dollars per person in fees to the U.S. government agencies responsible for processing applications, conducting background checks, interviewing applicants and issuing official documents for identification and work authorization. 
  • Jun 20, 2016: A ceremony on World Refugee Day: Naturalization of new citizens is a fitting observance
    Jun 20, 2016: Today, on World Refugee Day, I had the honor of attending a naturalization ceremony at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Thirty-six men and women who left their homes and sought protection in the United States took the oath of allegiance and waved American flags as they were proclaimed citizens of the United States of America.
  • Jun 8, 2016: GUEST BLOG: “More than a grade: How our Salvadoran asylum client taught us what it takes to be an...
    Jun 8, 2016: “Ok, I’d be willing to stipulate to humanitarian asylum.” We were approximately 30 minutes into the recess the Immigration Judge took, during which we were supposed to negotiate a favorable solution for our client, when DHS said the words we had been waiting to hear since we first met our client in October.

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  • Jun 20, 2016: One family’s journey to citizenship
    Jun 20, 2016: José and Marina Aguilar have overcome many obstacles on their road to becoming American citizens. This in-depth feature by the National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report tells their story and how the upcoming Supreme Court ruling can impact many families like theirs. CLINIC’s Pat Zapor expounds on why the Catholic Church supports and advocates for fair immigration practices. Read more here.   
  • Jun 17, 2016: As the DACA/DAPA programs await their fate, deportations continue
    Jun 17, 2016: CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson and CARA Pro Bono Project officials weigh in on the status of deportations while SCOTUS deliberates. Read more here. 
  • Jun 16, 2016: CARA report on mothers targeted by DHS enforcement actions featured on NBC News
    Jun 16, 2016: In a recently released report by the CARA Pro Bono Family Detention project, many Central American mothers discuss the mistreatment they experienced while detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. NBC looks further in the actions of the immigration officials. Click here for the full story.  
  • May 16, 2016: Advocates for immigrants, Democratic Party are among those fretting about effects of deportation...
    May 16, 2016: CLINIC’s Michelle Mendez is among the sources quoted in this NBC News piece that looks at a wide range of possible effects of a reported plan for deportation enforcement push this spring. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/can-democrats-rally-latino-vote-amid-immigration-arrests-n573271
  • Apr 19, 2016: CLINIC’s Patricia Zapor offers context for current hostility toward immigrants in this article in...
    Apr 19, 2016: CLINIC’s Patricia Zapor offers context for current hostility toward immigrants in this article in Deseret News. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865651102/Faith-groups-support-immigration-reform-but-many-believers-remain-anxious-about-the-immigrants.html?pg=all
  • Apr 19, 2016: CLINIC’s Andres Abella was interviewed by Huffington Post about his time as a volunteer in the CARA...
    Apr 19, 2016: CLINIC’s Andres Abella was interviewed by Huffington Post about his time as a volunteer in the CARA Pro Bono Project. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/family-immigrant-detention-volunteers_us_57081462e4b0885fb50d202a
  • Apr 18, 2016: Archbishop Wester weighs in on the people who would benefit from DACA/DAPA case
    Apr 18, 2016: On the day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas, the case challenging President Obama’s efforts to expand DACA and create DAPA, CNN.com posted an op-ed on the case by Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a former member of CLINIC’s board of directors.Archbishop Wester draws on the story of a family that has benefitted from DACA and could benefit further from DAPA, to point out that the case is about people whose family lives can be improved by removing the fear of deportation and other obstacles.
  • Mar 30, 2016: CLINIC's board member op-ed in the Miami Herald: If you can, become a U.S. citizen soonest
    Mar 30, 2016: CLINIC's board member Emilio T. Gonzalez wrote an op-ed for the Miami Herald and added "Those who choose to live permanently in the United States don’t need to be convinced of the enormous opportunities this country presents. But those opportunities are greater still for those who become citizens." Read here.   

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