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  • Dec 3, 2013: International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Protecting Rights, Respecting Dignity
    Dec 3, 2013: Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. At CLINIC, we are ever mindful of the need to advocate for the protection of the most vulnerable immigrants. Those who are detained face significant barriers to asserting their legal claims to remain in the United States. People living with mental disabilities are doubly vulnerable and face an impossible task when the government seeks to expel them from the country. Indeed, disabled immigrants often merit humanitarian protection precisely because of their heightened vulnerability, but may be unable to...
  • Nov 27, 2013: Affiliate, Denia C. Perez: Making the Dream a Reality
    Nov 27, 2013: There’s no question that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has touched the lives of thousands of young people and, in turn, continues to inspire activism for immigration reform, transcending communities to inform federal action. At CLINIC, we are moved by the journeys of so many DREAMers. One such inspirational young woman is Denia Perez, the nation’s first Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited DREAMer.
  • Nov 21, 2013: Affiliate Profile: Sandra Sanchez
    Nov 21, 2013: 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 in Catholic Legal Immigration News.
  • Nov 19, 2013: CLINIC Network Stepping Up to Prepare for CIR
    Nov 19, 2013: Left to Right: Martin Gauto, CLINIC, My-Hanh Luu, Elsa Ornelas, Sandra Molina, Oras Mohammed, and Simona Botezatu of Catholic Charities San Bernardino & Riverside Counties in California meeting on October 21, 2013 to discuss preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).
  • Nov 5, 2013: Electing to Naturalize: The Importance of Planning Ahead
    Nov 5, 2013: On Election Day, it can seem like a burden to wake up early and stand in line at your local polling place, but the ability to vote is a prized benefit of citizenship and an important step in the journey to full integration in the United States. The benefits of citizenship are numerous and the CLINIC network has long advocated naturalization for all eligible permanent residents.
  • Oct 23, 2013: Ports of Tragedy, Ambassadors of Hope
    Oct 23, 2013: Recent tragedies off the coasts of Lampedusa, Italy and Florida, involving shipwrecked men, women, and children fill the screen and illuminate the harsh realities prompting international migration.
  • Oct 17, 2013: Affiliate Profile: Mariela Barja Cahow
    Oct 17, 2013: CLINIC wishes to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing monthly.
  • Oct 11, 2013: Promoting Citizenship at the Public Library
    Oct 11, 2013: CLINIC is working hard to bring new players into the immigration and naturalization service mix to supplement the substantial but inadequate resources that exist now.


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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)