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  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • May 2, 2017: More than 400 faith leaders and organizations nationwide urge support for Haitians at risk for...
    May 2, 2017: CWS and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. announced today that 248 leaders from across faith traditions and 168 faith-based organizations delivered a letter to DHS Secretary Kelly, urging him to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS), currently set to expire in July, for at least 18 months for our Haitians neighbors in the United States.
  • Apr 24, 2017: CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson receives Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy...
    Apr 24, 2017: CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson received the Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest, from American University Washington College of Law, in the category of “An Alum Whose Career has spanned 15 years or more.” The award was presented in an April 13 ceremony.

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