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  • Jun 22, 2017: Enhancing the community fabric: Hartford Public Library’s journey as an immigration legal services...
    Jun 22, 2017: Hartford Public Library, affectionately noted as “a place like no other,” lives up to its motto as one of the first library systems to offer immigration legal services.
  • Jun 21, 2017: The Growing Threat to the US Asylum System: An Analysis of the Trump Administration’s Expansion of...
    Jun 21, 2017: Our friends at the Center for Migration Studies posted this blog by CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson on problems with how the asylum system is working.
  • Jun 16, 2017: Honoring thy father, together!
    Jun 16, 2017: Father’s Day is observed by dozens of cultures around the world in a variety of traditions. This year, consider how your community can invite newcomers into traditional celebrations, as well as explore ways to adopt new inclusive activities
  • B1C clients join local officers for Coffee with a Cop
    May 15, 2017: Building trust with a cup of Joe
    May 15, 2017: Building One Community brings Coffee with a Cop to residents in Stamford, Connecticut!
  • Mother and child in a field (stock photo)
    May 12, 2017: Mother’s Day, another opportunity for promoting integration
    May 12, 2017: A central fixture in how American culture honors families, Mother’s Day is often a time when parishioners come together as one and celebrate their different customs and traditions.
  • Memebers of St. Camillus in Silver Spring, Maryland, created an alfombras for their Via Crucis procession.
    Apr 26, 2017: Sharing traditions, that’s what holidays are for
    Apr 26, 2017: CLINIC’s Immigrant Integration Program Manager Leya Speasmaker joined Jacob Popcak on the Son Rise Morning Show in Cincinnati to discuss holiday traditions embedded in American culture that were brought to the United States by immigrants. This blog goes on to show how incorporating those faith traditions from other countries embodies the definition of integration.
  • Students on the culinary track of Building One Community’s Skills Development Program
    Apr 26, 2017: Building community through job development training
    Apr 26, 2017: Building One Community’s Skills Development Program is transforming relationships between immigrant communities and local businesses in Stamford, Connecticut. Launched in 2015, the program now offers three career training tracks: culinary, home health aide, and construction and landscaping. With significant support from local elected officials and community leaders, B1C’s Skills Development Program is helping immigrants adapt effectively in professional settings, while promoting acceptance and participation. It is truly a successful integration initiative.
  • Andrea Vazquez, CLINIC Fellow with Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
    Apr 26, 2017: CLINIC Fellow Profile: Andrea Vazquez, how DACA changed her life
    Apr 26, 2017: As a DACA recipient, Andrea Vazquez of Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama, relates first-hand to her client’s experiences. It wasn’t too long ago that she was in their shoes.

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  • Aug 16, 2017: ICE Settles Case Challenging Interference with Legal Representation at Dilley
    Aug 16, 2017: The parties in Dilley Pro Bono Project v. ICE have reached a settlement that ensures access to mental health evaluations for certain detained mothers and children seeking asylum. The case was filed after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) barred Caroline Perris, a full-time legal assistant with the Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP), from entering the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) in Dilley, Texas.
  • Jul 28, 2017: 50-state resource aims to help parents prepare for possible deportation
    Jul 28, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – CLINIC has released a new web-based resource to help guide immigrant parents and their representatives as they put legal protections in place for families in case parents are detained or deported. 
  • Jul 7, 2017: Report: State laws against unauthorized immigration legal practice are too often weak, unenforced
    Jul 7, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The unauthorized practice of immigration law is a nationwide problem with serious implications for immigrants and the legal profession, according to a new report released July 7 by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., in collaboration with the American University Washington College of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic. 
  • Jun 29, 2017: Court again says federal agencies are failing to treat detained children humanely
    Jun 29, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – A California District Court judge has again ruled that the federal government is not complying with the Flores v. Sessions settlement, ruling that the Department of Homeland Security is not appropriately caring for children in its custody.The nationwide settlement agreement regulates the treatment and conditions of children detained in federal immigration custody and creates a presumption in favor of release.
  • Jun 27, 2017: New CLINIC project aims to help Montgomery County immigrants from targeted countries
    Jun 27, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland -- A new program under CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Project will provide immigration legal advice and representation to people from countries covered by the Trump administration’s travel ban.
  • Jun 26, 2017: Supreme Court should overturn travel ban as religious discrimination
    Jun 26, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The Supreme Court announced today that this fall it will hear Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii, two cases that challenge the Trump administration’s Executive Order No. 13780, known as the travel ban. 
  • Jun 2, 2017: Lawsuit Challenges Government’s Interference with Legal Representation of Mothers and Children...
    Jun 2, 2017: The Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP), a consortium of the American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), filed suit to challenge a new ICE policy that arbitrarily restricts the types of legal services that DPBP may provide and interferes with the ability of DPBP staff to effectively represent their clients.
  • May 25, 2017: New estimate: more than 15 percent of undocumented immigrants in 7 southern states could qualify...
    May 25, 2017: ATLANTA – At least 15.4 percent of the undocumented immigrants in southern states are potentially eligible for some kind of immigration status, according to data drawn from legal screenings this year. That would mean at least 600,000 of the unauthorized immigrants living in the seven states surveyed -- about 4 million people -- could be eligible for legal status. 

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