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  • 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.
  • Sister Maliya
    Mar 21, 2017: Walking God’s path for Sister Maliya
    Mar 21, 2017: Called to live a religious life as a young woman, Sister Maliya Suen immigrated to the United States to join the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, in December 2012.
  • Mar 1, 2017: CLINIC Fellows Profile: Aliyah Donsky, the unexpected call to advocate
    Mar 1, 2017: Aliyah Donsky, CLINC Fellow with Catholic Charities New Orleans, describes her decision to work in the immigration field as the result of moral instinct and fruitful circumstance.
  • Emmanuel is among the thousands of DACA students pursuing higher education.
    Emmanuel is among the thousands of DACA
    students pursuing higher education.
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    Feb 27, 2017: DACA: A chance at a better life
    Feb 27, 2017: As part of CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Project, we are presenting an ongoing series of the stories of people who are placed at risk by their immigration status. Meet Emmanuel, entrepreneur and DACA-recipient.
  • Feb 1, 2017: In the fight for sanctuary cities, advocates are stronger together
    Feb 1, 2017: Protecting immigrants on the local level, known commonly as the sanctuary cities movement, was among the top immigration issues addressed by state legislatures in the 2016 legislative session. Sister Colleen Dauerbach, social justice coordinator for the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, was one of many advocates working diligently as a voice for immigrants afraid to speak up for themselves.

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  • 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.
  • Feb 2, 2017: Catholic leaders on refugees urge Trump to scrap order
    Feb 2, 2017: Alongside six Catholic organizations, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. Executive Director Jeanne M. Atkinson spoke out against President Trump’s immigration-related executive orders. “The executive order is appalling, and deserves our attention and action." Full Crux’s story here.
  • Feb 2, 2017: Advocates stress that the U.S. has moral obligation to welcome refugees
    Feb 2, 2017: Leaders from six Catholic organizations, including Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., spoke out against President Trump’s immigration-related executive orders. CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson spoke to the dangers of increased detention and deportation. “An increase in enforcement by federal and local officials “threatens due process and makes our communities and their residents, American and foreign-born, less safe,” Atkinson said. Full Catholic Philly’s story here.
  • Jan 26, 2017: Nearly 900 organizations urge support for DACA
    Jan 26, 2017: CLINIC Advocacy Director Jill Marie Bussey talked with Alan Scaia about the success of DACA and why it should be supported. This interview aired on both NewsTalk 820 WBAP and News and Information 570 KLIF.
  • Jan 26, 2017: Son Rise Morning Show - National Migration Week Special
    Jan 26, 2017: During National Migration Week 2017, CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson discussed the church’s history of working with immigrants with Jacob Popčak of the Son Rise Morning Show.
  • Jan 12, 2017: Utah wraps its arms around refugees
    Jan 12, 2017: CLINIC affiliate Catholic Community Services of Utah was featured in the PBS Visionaries documentary “The Story of Us.” Read the National Catholic Reporter's feature story about the organization’s work with refugees.
  • Jan 3, 2017: Catholic organizations, faith groups glad to see end of Muslim registry
    Jan 3, 2017: In light of the Obama administration ending the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System, commonly known as NSEERS, Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson confirmed CLINIC's support for the action because of it discriminatory nature. Read the National Catholic Reporter article here.
  • Dec 16, 2016: Refugees, migration a front-burner topic throughout 2016
    Dec 16, 2016: Advocacy Director Jill Marie Bussey spoke with Catholic Philly about the fear Central American immigrants face in their homelands, and the support cities across the nation are giving to immigrants when the cross the border.

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