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  • Nov 25, 2014: Recognizing Changmaker, Mil Mujeres on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence...
    Nov 25, 2014: Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  In observation of this important day, CLINIC recognizes affiliate, Mil Mujeres for their inspiring efforts on behalf of vulnerable, immigrant women.  Founded in 2007, Mil Mujeres provides charitable legal immigration services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  With locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, Mil Mujeres has been a CLINIC subscriber s
  • Nov 20, 2014: The New Mexican Consular ID Card
    Nov 20, 2014: Administrative relief is coming and, whatever shape it takes, we can be certain that consular identification cards will be important in the implementation of immigration action.  Starting November 1, Mexican Consulates in the United States began issuing new, enhanced consular IDs to ensure the continued security of these vital documents.  Visual and safety features have changed, and maintaining awareness of format changes to the consular ID cards is essential.
  • Representing Unaccompanied Children: What to Do and How to Do It
    Nov 18, 2014: CLINIC Trains Hundreds on Representing Unaccompanied Children
    Nov 18, 2014: As the news of the large numbers of unaccompanied children apprehended along the border began to break, CLINIC went into high gear to figure out how we could support our affiliates and other service providers inundated with requests for assistance from this vulnerable population.  Training is one of the things CLINIC does best so we started to think about what type of training would be most useful.  My colleague Debbie Smith and I took the lead on developing the curriculum, materials and webinars for a course.  With assistance from other CLINIC staff,  we put together...
  • Nov 13, 2014: Nebraska Immigration Legal Assistance Hotline
    Nov 13, 2014: If you were in need of legal assistance, where would you go for help? How would you know if they could assist you?
  • Nov 6, 2014: Investing in Our Communities
    Nov 6, 2014: “You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity…” -2 Corinthians 9:11 At CLINIC, our ministry builds stronger communities by supporting immigrant integration.  We are called to generously welcome immigrants and your support helps to sustain our life-giving services and create change.   
  • Nov 4, 2014: Speak Truth in Love, Engage in Civil Discourse
    Nov 4, 2014: On the run-up to today’s Election Day, much has been said about the importance of the teaching document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States. In it, the U.S. bishops urge Catholics to form their consciences, to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue, and to shape their choices in elections in the light of Catholic teaching. 
  • Oct 30, 2014: Solidarity with Newcomers is Respect for Life
    Oct 30, 2014: As this Respect Life Month comes to a close, we call to mind the hope of the Gospel and the call to solidarity in our Catholic Social Teaching. Amidst the often unhelpful media frenzy of the recent Synod on the Family in Rome, it was easy to miss several discussions specific to the challenges of economic hardship and migration issues in the lives of families. Bishops around the world are keenly attuned to the realities of global migration.
  • Oct 28, 2014: We Still Need Congress to Pass CIR but There's a Lot States and Cities Can Do!
    Oct 28, 2014: Last week CLINIC co-hosted the 11th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference together with the Migration Policy Institute, the Center for Migration Studies, and Georgetown University Law Center.  An impressive array of government officials, advocates, and immigration experts offered policy and legal analysis on important topics from unaccompanied children to executive action.

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  • Jul 10, 2014: CLINIC Advocacy Director Allison Posner Quoted in LA Times
    Jul 10, 2014: In a recent article on how funding President Obama seeks to stem the increase of migrants would be spent, CLINIC’s Director of Advocacy Allison Posner expresses concern about legal representation for the unaccompanied children who would face immigration court alone.   Published in the Los Angeles Times.
  • Jul 9, 2014: Jeanne Atkinson Radio Interview on Migrant Children
    Jul 9, 2014: CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson discusses the large number of children seeking refuge in the United States alone, the push factors in their home countries, and their legal options in the United States on the radio program Between the Lines.   Radio Interview on Between the Lines

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  • Apr 2, 2012: CLINIC Welcomes Revised Waiver Guidelines, Seeks Revisions
    Apr 2, 2012: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Wendy Rhein202-635-5825 wrhein@cliniclegal.org   CLINIC Welcomes Revised Waiver Guidelines, Seeks Revisions Washington, DC (April 2, 2012) - [En Español] - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is pleased that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued its proposed rule related to pre-adjudication of unlawful presence waivers for certain family members. The proposed rule permits spouses and minor/unmarried children of U.S. citizens to apply for and receive a provisional waiver of their...
  • Mar 9, 2012: LawLogix to Provide CLINIC Affiliates with New Benefits: Exclusive Pricing Discounts, Training...
    Mar 9, 2012: LawLogix and CLINIC have entered into a multi-year partnership to provide immigration case management software to CLINIC’s large and growing network of non-profit legal services providers. Under the terms of the agreement, LawLogix will provide CLINIC affiliates across the U.S. with value added benefits including custom user training and certification programs.  For more on the new pricing discounts and programs exclusively available to CLINIC members and subscribers) and for information on how to become a CLINIC affiliate, click on the aforementioned links in...
  • Feb 10, 2012: CLINIC Launches State and Local Immigration Policy Map
    Feb 10, 2012:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Wendy Rhein202-635-5825 wrhein@cliniclegal.org   CLINIC LAUNCHES STATE AND LOCAL IMMIGRATION POLICY MAP Washington, DC (February 10, 2012) - [En Español] - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) today launches a new, interactive web feature highlighting state and local immigration initiatives across the country.   This feature is publically available for free, thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation. In 2007, CLINIC created a project to support advocates working to address the growing number of restrictionist...
  • Jan 6, 2012: CLINIC Applauds Revised Waiver Policy as Family-Friendly
    Jan 6, 2012: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Wendy Rhein202-635-5825  wrhein@cliniclegal.org   CLINIC Applauds Revised Waiver Policy as Family-Friendly Washington, DC (January 6, 2012) [En español] The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) applauds the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Obama Administration for  the  proposal announced today that would permit  spouses and children of U.S. citizens to apply for waivers of their inadmissibility before leaving this country. 
  • Nov 28, 2011: CLINIC Celebrates Pro Bono Project's Ten Years of Service for Immigrants
    Nov 28, 2011: Washington, DC (October 24, 2011) - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Pro Bono Project through which nearly 800 vulnerable immigrants have received free  representation in their appellate cases.  Washington DC law firm Fried Frank hosted the reception with special guests in attendance, including the Honorable Immigration Judge Paul Schmidt, Acting Director of EOIR Juan Osuna, and Acting Chairman of the BIA David Neal.  
  • Sep 23, 2011: CLINIC Awarded $600,000 Grant to Provide Citizenship Services
    Sep 23, 2011: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Wendy Rhein202-635-5825  wrhein@cliniclegal.org CLINIC Awarded $600,000 Grant to Provide Citizenship Services Washington, DC - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) was selected for a coveted national award from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to strengthen citizenship programs serving Legal Permanent Residents in four cities in the United States.
  • Aug 18, 2008: CLINIC Executive Director Departs After 16 Years at Helm
    Aug 18, 2008: Washington, D.C. – Donald Kerwin, Executive Director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), has announced he will leave the agency in mid- October. Kerwin began work at CLINIC in 1992 and has led the agency since 1993. Under his leadership, the CLINIC network has grown from 17 to 173 charitable immigration agency members. He has led CLINIC’s collaborative efforts to create several national projects that serve detainees, immigrant farm workers, unaccompanied minors, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable immigrants. Presently, CLINIC...

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  • Jan 12, 2012: BLOG FOR ARIZONA: Catholic Bishops Pan Kobach/Romney Alliance, Support National Immigration Reform
    Jan 12, 2012: BLOG FOR ARIZONA: Catholic Bishops Pan Kobach/Romney Alliance, Support National Immigration Reform It's significant this statement by Catholic bishops comes out of Salt Lake City, since the Utah Compact supporting a humane approach to immigration reform has been supported by the Mormon Church.
  • Jan 12, 2012: EFE: Bishops Urge Catholics to Promote Humane Immigration Reform
    Jan 12, 2012: EFE: Bishops Urge Catholics to Promote Humane Immigration Reform Denver –  Catholics should be politically active at both the local and national level to promote a humane reform of immigration law is the message coming out of a conference in Salt Lake City sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network.
  • Jan 12, 2012: DESERET NEWS: Immigrant Children's Access to Education, Public Assistance may be Targets of...
    Jan 12, 2012: DESERET NEWS: Immigrant Children's Access to Education, Public Assistance may be Targets of State Proposals in 2012 Absent comprehensive federal immigration reform in 2012, advocates for illegal immigrants are bracing for another wave of state legislative proposals in 2012 intended to restrict children's access to education systems and public assistance programs.
  • Jan 12, 2012: SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: Former Bush Official Warns Against ‘Ugly’ Immigration Rhetoric
    Jan 12, 2012: SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: Former Bush Official Warns Against ‘Ugly’ Immigration Rhetoric A former official in President George W. Bush’s administration said the immigration debate has been co-opted by zero-population control groups touting a brand of nationalism that’s damaging the Republican Party with Latinos.
  • Jan 11, 2012: DESERET NEWS: Bishop Wester Calls on Utah Legislature to Push Congress to Reform Nation's...
    Jan 11, 2012: DESERET NEWS: Bishop Wester Calls on Utah Legislature to Push Congress to Reform Nation's Immigration Laws
  • Jan 10, 2012: DESERET NEWS: Catholic Bishops, Advocates to Meet in Salt Lake to Discuss Immigration Reform
    Jan 10, 2012: DESERET NEWS: Catholic Bishops, Advocates to Meet in Salt Lake to Discuss Immigration Reform Fixing the nation's broken immigration system is a federal responsibility, says Bishop John C. Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City.
  • Jan 9, 2012: Salt Lake Tribune: Conference of Bishops Pans State Immigration Laws
    Jan 9, 2012: Salt Lake Tribune: Conference of Bishops Pans State Immigration Laws The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will hold a three-day conference on immigration reform in Salt Lake City beginning Wednesday, tackling state-initiated laws and how they impact local communities.
  • Dec 16, 2011: DHS Ends Enforcement Agreement with Maricopa County
    Dec 16, 2011: This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chose to sever its 287(g) immigration enforcement partnership with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) based on extensive findings by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that MCSO had engaged in a pattern and practice of civil rights violations.  The Department of Justice found overwhelming evidence of discrimination against Latinos in this jurisdiction.  Sadly, these findings demonstrate the potential of these federal/state partnerships to serve as a conduit for racially-biased policing that devastates families...

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