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  • Feb 3, 2015: Rita Dhakal Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary at CLINIC
    Feb 3, 2015: Rita Dhakal joined the Religious Immigration Section of CLINIC in June 2009.  She currently works with Attorney Megan Turngren to help to provide legal services to RIS clients.  In addition, Rita volunteers with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where she interviews clients for case intake and placement for the Uncontested Divorce Clinic.
  • Jan 29, 2015: The Presentation of the Lord: Ordinary Acts of Extraordinary Love
    Jan 29, 2015: *The following reflection originally appeared as a feature in Catholic Charities USA's Advent Reflection Series
  • Jan 27, 2015: A Journey of Gratitude
    Jan 27, 2015: I am Sister Delia Obenza, O.P., a full member of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines. I am currently assigned as the Director of Religious Education Program at Holy Angels Church in Colma, California.  I am also the regional secretary of the Hawaii region.
  • Jan 20, 2015: The Immigration Journey of Br. Ramon Flores
    Jan 20, 2015: In 1990, I was born in Mexico into a staunchly Roman Catholic family. When I was twelve years old, my immediate family illegally migrated to California.  We have lived there ever since.
  • Jan 16, 2015: 2015 World Day of Migrants and Refugees: "Church without Frontiers, Mother to All"
    Jan 16, 2015: Pope Francis’ message for the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees embraces the theme Church without frontiers, Mother to all.  Celebrated on January 18, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees is an opportunity to reflect on our faith and the challenges facing migrants.  Ultimately, the Holy Father urges a “universal network of cooperation, based on safeguarding the dignity and centrality of every human person.”
  • Jan 13, 2015: CLINIC and TODEC Work Together to Double BIA Legal Capacity in Inland Empire, CA
    Jan 13, 2015: One of CLINIC’s most fundamental goals is to boost legal capacity in underserved areas in the United States.  An area seeing a severe shortage in low-cost, professional immigration legal service providers, the Inland Empire (or the “IE” as it is known) region of Southern California is home to over one million foreign-born persons.  Training Occupational Development Education Communicates (TODEC) is one service provider assisting newcomers with quality, charitable legal help in the IE.
  • Jan 8, 2015: Affiliate Profile: Ryan Patterson
    Jan 8, 2015: CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities. We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing monthly. Ryan PattersonAssistant DirectorImmigration Legal ServicesCatholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
  • 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. 

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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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