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  • Sep 17, 2018: Citizenship Project: Working with immigrants to realize the dream of citizenship
    Sep 17, 2018: As one of the few organizations that focuses solely on naturalization work, Citizenship Project of Las Vegas, Nevada, is helping immigrants reach a pivotal milestone in their integration journey.
  • Aug 24, 2018: Well wishes on your retirement Terry!
    Aug 24, 2018: Congrats to Theresa ‘Terry’ Tiberi, office manager for the Immigration Assistance Program at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, on her retirement! After 21 years with the organization, she is leaving an indelible legacy.­
  • Aug 22, 2018: Colorado photographer uses art to create an inclusive community
    Aug 22, 2018: Michele Cardamone worked with nonprofits to highlight budding friendships between English teachers and their immigrant students.
  • Aug 8, 2018: Meet Awa, RIS’ newest legal assistant
    Aug 8, 2018: Awa Sylla joins CLINIC after attending law school at Indiana University. Fueled by the desire to “protect the vulnerable,” she is excited to be an advocate for those in need.
  • Aug 8, 2018: From volunteer to attorney, the journey was worth it!
    Aug 8, 2018: CLINIC’s newest attorney Graciela Mateo says becoming an attorney was a dream of hers since she was nine years old. Read more to see what volunteer experiences led her to immigration and how she is settling into her new role as a staff attorney with Religious Immigration Services.
  • Aug 3, 2018: Great books to help young people understand immigrant experiences
    Aug 3, 2018: One of the many characteristics that makes the United States a great place to live is the abundance of cultural diversity. No matter where you live or visit, you can always find something new and extraordinary to explore. At the forefront of it all are the many immigrants who arrive with their hopes and dreams of a promising future. These men, women and children don't always have an easy journey or transition into their new life in the United State. However, they do all they can to adjust, while making sure to incorporate their native customs and traditions.
  • Jul 30, 2018: Catholic Charities’ Vardaman Family Life Center tackles one of the biggest issues that disconnects...
    Jul 30, 2018: This Catholic Charities program promotes immigrant integration by bringing students together to learn about different cultures while they practice their second language.
  • Jul 17, 2018: Inspired by gratitude for her own welcome to the U.S., rep dives in and gets fully accredited
    Jul 17, 2018: Nearly 20 years after she first began working with immigrants teaching citizenship classes, Gloria Avila of the Hispanic Services Council in Tampa, Florida, obtained full DOJ accreditation and successfully represented her first client.

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  • Jan 4, 2018: Nearly 400 faith leaders and faith-based organizations unite to urge the administration to extend...
    Jan 4, 2018: The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Church World Service delivered a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, urging the agency to extend Temporary Protected Status for nearly 200,000 Salvadoran TPS holders for at least another 18 months.
  • Dec 21, 2017: Catholic partners urge 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador
    Dec 21, 2017: CLINIC has joined other Catholic agencies that work with immigrants in a letter calling for the extension of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador to be continued. The Department of Homeland Security is due to decide by Jan. 8, 2018, whether to extend TPS for El Salvador.
  • Dec 7, 2017: Immigrant rights advocates demand civil rights investigation into ICE raids that target sponsors of...
    Dec 7, 2017: Eight immigrant rights organizations filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General today on behalf of some of the 400 people swept up this summer in a DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation.
  • Nov 21, 2017: Letter to DHS urges extending TPS for Haiti
    Nov 21, 2017: CLINIC joined the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Charities USA in urging Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke to extend Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status for 18 months.
  • Nov 20, 2017: Administration’s decision to terminate TPS for Haiti is an appalling disregard of the law, facts...
    Nov 20, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – "It is reprehensible that the administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status for 50,000 vulnerable Haitians," said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. “The administration ignored overwhelming evidence that Haiti is far from ready to accept the return of 50,000 people and their families.” 
  • Nov 17, 2017: As TPS Haiti decision looms, reports target reasons why its protections should continue
    Nov 17, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland –  A trio of recent reports on Haiti’s recovery from natural and man-made disasters points to the urgency of extending Temporary Protected Status. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke must act on whether to continue or terminate TPS for Haiti by Nov. 23. 
  • Nov 7, 2017: Termination of Temporary Protected Status for Nicaragua is an affront to American values;...
    Nov 7, 2017: The Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for 2,500 Nicaraguans in 12 months “is a cruel and ultimately short-sighted action that—in addition to disrupting the lives of thousands of families that help make the United States vibrant—will harm the country and the region,” said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
  • Nov 2, 2017: CLINIC report details why TPS is needed to protect Haitians
    Nov 2, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – On the cusp of the Trump administration’s November deadlines to decide the fate of more than 100,000 holders of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., released a new report detailing just why TPS should be extended for Haiti.

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