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  • May 21, 2018: Trump administration orders end to Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians
    May 21, 2018: The Trump administration's decision to end Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberia has put nearly 4,000 people at risk for deportation. Christy Williams, an attorney on CLINIC's advocacy staff and herself a Liberian immigrant, breaks down the ramifications the move will have on the community and Liberia itself. Read the full National Catholic Reporter article here.
  • Mar 7, 2018: Spooked by Trump Proposals, Immigrants Abandon Public Nutrition Services
    Mar 7, 2018: Data confirms immigrants, including those with American children, are rapidly disenrolling from public nutrition services due to proposed policies that they later would be ineligible for citizenship. Charles Wheeler, CLINIC director of training and legal support, says attorneys have been seeing the anxiety over this issue for more than a year . Read the full New York Times article here.
  • Feb 12, 2018: Exclusive: Trump administration may target immigrants who use food aid, other benefits
    Feb 12, 2018: The Trump administration is considering making it harder for immigrants  living in the United States to get permanent residency if they or their American-born children use public benefits such as food assistance, in a move that could sharply restrict legal immigration. Charles Wheeler, CLINIC director of training and legal support, discussed why this would be bad for the immigrant community and U.S. as a whole. Read the full Reuters story here. 
  • Oct 25, 2017: Commentary: Why Sessions is wrong about asylum seekers
    Oct 25, 2017: As co-author of a Chicago Tribune op-ed, Michelle Mendez, CLINIC senior attorney and managing attorney of the Defending Vulnerable Populations Project, points out how the administration is incorrect in their characterization of asylum seekers.
  • Oct 25, 2017: Trump, Sessions attack immigration lawyers in latest affront to rule of law
    Oct 25, 2017: Michelle Mendez, CLINIC senior attorney and managing attorney of the Defending Vulnerable Populations Project, co-authored an op-ed for The Hill addressing the administration’s criticism of immigration defense attorneys and the U.S. asylum system.
  • Sep 6, 2017: DACA decision meets swift Catholic condemnation
    Sep 6, 2017: CLINIC is among many Catholic organizations that voice outrage over the administration’s decision to end DACA. Read the Global Sister Report’s full article here.
  • 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.

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