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  • Dec 21, 2018: A new tradition of sharing and surrendering
    Dec 21, 2018: Neighboring community institutions, St. Louis King of France Catholic Church and Purple Sage Elementary School in Austin, Texas, both put on Las Posadas Navideñas celebrations to bring all members of their community together.
  • Dec 21, 2018: The immigrant origins of Christmas
    Dec 21, 2018: Many of the traditions that we typically associate with Christmas have their origins in other countries. Immigrants, eager to celebrate a familiar and important holiday in their new home, shared their customs with neighbors who adopted them and added their own. Here are a few examples of beloved Christmas traditions integration has given us.
  • Dec 21, 2018: RIS Welcomes a New Attorney- Elnora Bassey
    Dec 21, 2018: Get to know our newest RIS attorney, Elnora Bassey. She is a second generation immigrant and our resident Jersey girl.
  • Dec 3, 2018: New CLINIC executive director brings deep experience in immigration law and policy
    Dec 3, 2018: Anna Marie Gallagher will join CLINIC as executive director effective Feb. 1, 2019. Gallagher’s selection was announced on Nov. 27 by Bishop Kevin J. Vann, chairman of CLINIC’s board of directors and head of the Diocese of Orange in California.
  • Nov 20, 2018: The immigrant origins of Thanksgiving
    Nov 20, 2018: Not all of the food on our tables today was eaten at the first Thanksgiving. Many traditional American dishes have been shaped by immigrant contributions over the years. Here are just of the few of the reasons we should thank other cultures for our delicious meals.
  • Nov 1, 2018: Maryland nonprofit uses workforce and vocational training to promote integration
    Nov 1, 2018: CASA de Maryland partners with community colleges and local government to enhance vocational skills for individuals as they integrate into the community.
  • Sep 18, 2018: Read with your child and learn about being—and becoming—a citizen together!
    Sep 18, 2018: What does it mean to be a citizen? Different people would say different things, but no matter our background, every person has special talents to contribute to building our country. It is easy to understand why immigrants take citizenship very seriously. Many spend decades pursuing their dreams of providing a better life for their loved ones and becoming a U.S. citizen.
  • Sep 17, 2018: My culture keeps me grounded
    Sep 17, 2018: My family’s story is similar to those of most immigrants because it involves leaving a place you called home in the hope that you may find opportunities to a better future. No matter how hard it was, holding on to our culture made everything feel a little better.

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  • Jan 26, 2017: Son Rise Morning Show - National Migration Week Special
    Jan 26, 2017: During National Migration Week 2017, CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson discussed the church’s history of working with immigrants with Jacob Popčak of the Son Rise Morning Show.
  • Jan 12, 2017: Utah wraps its arms around refugees
    Jan 12, 2017: CLINIC affiliate Catholic Community Services of Utah was featured in the PBS Visionaries documentary “The Story of Us.” Read the National Catholic Reporter's feature story about the organization’s work with refugees.
  • Jan 3, 2017: Catholic organizations, faith groups glad to see end of Muslim registry
    Jan 3, 2017: In light of the Obama administration ending the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System, commonly known as NSEERS, Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson confirmed CLINIC's support for the action because of it discriminatory nature. Read the National Catholic Reporter article here.
  • Dec 16, 2016: Refugees, migration a front-burner topic throughout 2016
    Dec 16, 2016: Advocacy Director Jill Marie Bussey spoke with Catholic Philly about the fear Central American immigrants face in their homelands, and the support cities across the nation are giving to immigrants when the cross the border.
  • Dec 14, 2016: Lake County Latinos voice fears about their future at a justice forum Wednesday night (photos)
    Dec 14, 2016: CLINIC resource “How to prepare for changes in the presidential administration” was distributed to residents in Lake County (Ohio) during a community meeting held by local leaders. Cleveland.com covered the event.   
  • Dec 14, 2016: Brooklyn bishop pledges to support diocese's immigrants against deportations
    Dec 14, 2016: In a letter read to parishes in his diocese, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, and CLINIC board member, promises to protect and advocate for immigrants.  Read the full National Catholic Reporter story here .
  • Dec 13, 2016: Immigrants, advocates fortify resources after Trump election
    Dec 13, 2016: CLINIC’s Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson discusses with Global Sisters Report some of CLINIC’s strategies to help immigrants as the presidential administration changes. Read more here.
  • Dec 13, 2016: Undocumented immigrants face uncertainty
    Dec 13, 2016: CLINIC co-sponsored a DACA screening clinic to help immigrants determine if they should apply for renewal or if they qualified for other relief programs. Read about the event here on WYPR's website.

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