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  • Jan 6, 2015: National Migration Week 2015: We Are One Family Under God
    Jan 6, 2015: With the promise of the New Year comes National Migration Week 2015, celebrated by the Catholic Church January 4-10. The theme is “We Are One Family Under God,” and there is no better time to extend goodwill, so abundantly shared with loved ones during the holidays, to our migrant brothers and sisters in Christ. 
  • Dec 23, 2014: Come, Lord Jesus!
    Dec 23, 2014: Dear brothers and sisters of CLINIC, As we enter close now to the celebration of the birth of Christ, the Church’s Liturgy prays every night the prophetic and powerful “O Antiphons” which sing out the Messianic titles of the Lord rooted in the prophecies of the Old Testament.  In these same days, there is another powerful event happening in our midst:  “Las Posadas."
  • Dec 19, 2014: Las Posadas: An Invitation to Hospitality
    Dec 19, 2014: This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014, Welcoming the Stranger Edition of Catholic Woman Magazine, by the National Council of Catholic Women:
  • Dec 16, 2014: Posadas, the Search for Shelter and a New Sanctuary
    Dec 16, 2014: Children in the Spanish-speaking community are imbued with a profound sense of hospitality. Siblings share more, spend more time together across age barriers than in the English-speaking world.  Within the faith community, year after year, for about 9 days before Christmas there are Posadas or a re-enactment of the search of Mary and Joseph for shelter so that she can give birth to her Child. Often some of the youngest give voice to the search of Mary and Joseph.
  • Dec 16, 2014: 12 Days of Gratitude
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  • Dec 12, 2014: Local Immigration Legal Services Inspired
    Dec 12, 2014: Adonia R. Simpson, Esq. is readying Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Maryland to serve a rapid increase in the number of immigrants.  This is a result of President Obama’s executive actions announced on November 20 offering administrative relief to an estimated four million immigrants.
  • Dec 9, 2014: Profound Gratitude for an Anonymous Gift
    Dec 9, 2014: Recently, CLINIC received a piece of mail with the postal stamp of “Austin, Texas.” The envelope bore no name. Inside, there was no note, just a money order, for $10 made out to the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.  We were extremely moved by this small but profound gift. Without a return address, we could not send a thank you note so our appreciation compels us to show our gratitude for this, and all generous gifts, made for the benefit of vulnerable newcomers, in a blog post.  When we consider this kindness of donors such as this, we recall the words of...
  • Dec 3, 2014: Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life
    Dec 3, 2014: As an immigration attorney at CLINIC, I represent hundreds of religious men and women (priests, brothers, sisters, and other religious workers) from all over the world.  I feel privileged to be a part of a team assisting these modern day disciples called to ministry in the United States.  The diversity and determination of these individuals amazes me; not only where they are from, but also the services they perform and how they were called to religious life. 

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  • Jul 25, 2014: CLINIC Director Jeanne Atkinson Discusses the Plight of Children Fleeing Central America on EWTN
    Jul 25, 2014: In an interview with EWTN News Nightly, CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson discusses the plight of unaccompanied children seeking refuge in the United States and their legal options.  
  • Jul 24, 2014: CLINIC Webinar Mentioned as Resource to Help Young Migrants
    Jul 24, 2014: A recent Catholic News Service article discusses ways that people can assist migrants fleeing to the United States for refuge. Among the options is assistance with legal representation and CLINIC’s webinar on what the Church is doing to assist migrant children is mentioned as a key resource.   Published in the Arkansas Catholic.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Dec 9, 2011: CLINIC's 2012 Annual Convening
    Dec 9, 2011: "Standing for Truth, Calling for Justice"  May 23-25, 2012 Omni Austin Hotel Downtown  Austin, TX From the basics of immigration law to the most advanced issues that arise in filing petitions, CLINIC's 15th Annual Convening will offer workshops for legal services providers and immigration advocates at any level. CLINIC's three-day conference offers excellent updates on immigration law, insightful trainings, and opportunities for networking. Come meet fellow advocates and learn new strategies for fundraising, program management, and advocacy.
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    Jun 27, 2011: CLINIC Supports USCIS’ New Initiatives on Citizenship Awareness and Unauthorized Practice of Law
    Jun 27, 2011: On May 25, USCIS launched its Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Initiative. The initiative promotes an awareness of citizenship and seeks to prepare immigrants for successful citizenship.  It will use digital media, a video public service announcement, and print and radio messages in a variety of languages to direct individuals to citizenship preparation materials and other training and educational resources available through USCIS’ Citizenship Resource Center.
  • Oct 1, 2008: Families Torn Apart (Vatican Radio)
    Oct 1, 2008: We find out more about the devastating human consequences of workplace raids by U.S. Immigration Officials to seek out and arrest illegal immigrants...Listen here Source (Vatican Radio)

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