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  • Jul 3, 2013: Independence Day: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
    Jul 3, 2013: July 4 is popularly associated with the Declaration of Independence.  At its very foundation, it is the assertion that people are, and ought to be, equal. This inherent equality of humans is not a passive status. It carries with it the endowment of basic, God-given human rights. The most familiar of these to American audiences are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 
  • Jun 18, 2013: Simply Grateful
    Jun 18, 2013: "Good morning, CLINIC staff!” This is how my day usually begins as I pass by the offices of my busy colleagues, one after the other, before I get to mine and settle-in behind the desk to start the day’s work as an intern with The Center for Religious Immigration and Protection at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.  It has been a privilege to assist with the process of bringing foreign-born religious workers into the United States to serve the Catholic C
  • May 30, 2013: Putting a Human Face on Immigration: 230 People Travel to Capitol Hill to Participate in CLINIC’s...
    May 30, 2013: On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 230 people from 39 states participated in Advocacy Day as part of CLINIC’s 16th Annual Convening.  Participants traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with over 150 members of Congress to advocate on behalf of the immigrants that CLINIC affiliates serve across the country.  While advocates for immigration reform
  • May 13, 2013: New Americans Campaign comes together for Citizenship Drive in Los Angeles
    May 13, 2013: On Saturday May 4, 2013, nearly 150 immigrants and their families from all over the world trekked to southern Los Angeles County and eagerly waited in line for their chance to take the crucial next step to becoming an American citizen.
  • Apr 18, 2013: Ushering in a New Season for CLINIC and our 11 Million Undocumented Neighbors
    Apr 18, 2013: Spring has sprung at the CLINIC offices in Washington, DC.  Flowering cherry blossom trees are in bloom and as the weather transitions from winter to summer, this season brings with it the promise of renewal, rebirth, and growth.  For our 11 million undocumented neighbors and the CLINIC family, this spring, in particular, presents hope for compassionate immigration reform and an air of preparation for a possible pathway to citizenship for those seeki
  • Mar 26, 2013: Living in God's Image, Embracing the Immigrant
    Mar 26, 2013: As is demonstrated in the life and leadership of Pope Francis, the newly elected pontiff and leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, we, as faithful brothers and sisters, are called to love the poor and downtrodden; and, what better way to embody this, during the Lenten season, than to embrace the struggles of the immigrant.
  • Mar 8, 2013: Lent: A Reform of the Heart
    Mar 8, 2013: Immigration reform has the potential to help the economy, create jobs, bring undocumented residents out of the shadows, and clarify the status of residents who aren’t recognized by the state.  While these are reasons enough to endorse humane immigration policies, we are reminded during the Lenten season that any reform should ultimately begin end with the human person. As lawmakers discuss comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) this session, the conversation often turns to how much money immigrants bring into the pot and  how many jobs may result from changes...
  • Don Kerwin
    Feb 20, 2013: Immigration Policy and New Estimates of the U.S. Unauthorized Population
    Feb 20, 2013: Click here for the original Huff Post blog. A recently released report on the U.S. unauthorized population comes at a politically charged moment, as Congress begins in earnest to consider immigration reform and a possible path to citizenship for the nation's unauthorized residents. The report, co-authored by Robert Warren, former demographer of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and John Robert Warren, professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, puts the size of the unauthorized population at 11.7 million as of January 2010. The report'...