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  • Letter from City of Dallas letting residents know Catholic Charities was involved
    Mar 23, 2017: Collaboration with city seeks to protect homeowners as gentrification threatens to uproot them
    Mar 23, 2017: Catholic Charities of Dallas’ Immigration Legal Services program, a CLINIC affiliate, has teamed up with the City of Dallas to protect the rights of immigrant residents who may be forced out of their homes at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Sister Maliya
    Mar 21, 2017: Walking God’s path for Sister Maliya
    Mar 21, 2017: Called to live a religious life as a young woman, Sister Maliya Suen immigrated to the United States to join the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, in December 2012.
  • Mar 1, 2017: CLINIC Fellows Profile: Aliyah Donsky, the unexpected call to advocate
    Mar 1, 2017: Aliyah Donsky, CLINC Fellow with Catholic Charities New Orleans, describes her decision to work in the immigration field as the result of moral instinct and fruitful circumstance.
  • Emmanuel is among the thousands of DACA students pursuing higher education.
    Emmanuel is among the thousands of DACA
    students pursuing higher education.
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    Feb 27, 2017: DACA: A chance at a better life
    Feb 27, 2017: As part of CLINIC’s Defending Vulnerable Populations Project, we are presenting an ongoing series of the stories of people who are placed at risk by their immigration status. Meet Emmanuel, entrepreneur and DACA-recipient.
  • Feb 1, 2017: In the fight for sanctuary cities, advocates are stronger together
    Feb 1, 2017: Protecting immigrants on the local level, known commonly as the sanctuary cities movement, was among the top immigration issues addressed by state legislatures in the 2016 legislative session. Sister Colleen Dauerbach, social justice coordinator for the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, was one of many advocates working diligently as a voice for immigrants afraid to speak up for themselves.
  • Jan 30, 2017: South Bend Community Resident Card: A simple way to help a complex problem
    Jan 30, 2017: Residents in South Bend, Indiana, now have access to the South Bend Community Resident Card, a new community ID available for those with no other forms of legal identification.
  • Jan 19, 2017: MARCC ID Card: Strengthening communities and partners
    Jan 19, 2017: Since Mayor John Cranley’s 2015 announcement affirming his commitment to making Cincinnati the most immigrant-friendly city, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio was at the forefront of this endeavor. Cranley assembled a task force to write Cincinnati’s welcoming plan, which included creating a community ID as a priority initiative. Alisa Berry, chief operating officer of the CLINIC affiliate, in particular, was instrumental in turning this goal and legislative premise into action.
  • Jan 17, 2017: Want to understand immigrant labor? Spend some time in a hospital
    Jan 17, 2017: There’s nothing like a close encounter with the nation’s health care system to shift one’s perspectives. One lesson I learned after a nasty bike accident is just how dependent health care is on the labor of immigrants.

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  • 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. 
  • May 22, 2017: Short TPS extension for Haitians just continues unsettled situation
    May 22, 2017: The decision to extend for six months the Temporary Protected Status that has enabled certain Haitians to remain in the United States, leaves TPS holders worried that they will be sent home to an unstable country a few more months down the road, according to the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
  • May 2, 2017: More than 400 faith leaders and organizations nationwide urge support for Haitians at risk for...
    May 2, 2017: CWS and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. announced today that 248 leaders from across faith traditions and 168 faith-based organizations delivered a letter to DHS Secretary Kelly, urging him to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS), currently set to expire in July, for at least 18 months for our Haitians neighbors in the United States.
  • Apr 24, 2017: CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson receives Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy...
    Apr 24, 2017: CLINIC Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson received the Peter M. Cicchino Award for Outstanding Advocacy in the Public Interest, from American University Washington College of Law, in the category of “An Alum Whose Career has spanned 15 years or more.” The award was presented in an April 13 ceremony.
  • Apr 24, 2017: CLINIC calls on Secretary Kelly to extend TPS for Haiti
    Apr 24, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – CLINIC is deeply disturbed by reports that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has recommended that Temporary Protected Status for Haiti be discontinued.
  • Apr 19, 2017: CLINIC decries the cruel deportation of Ohio mother; Countless supporters disregarded by government
    Apr 19, 2017: Despite a massive public effort to plead for mercy on her behalf, Maribel Trujillo Diaz was deported to Mexico today. Her forced removal from the country she has called home for 15 years is a crushing blow to her four children, husband, extended family and a nationwide community that has worked tirelessly on her behalf.
  • Apr 7, 2017: CLINIC pide al gobierno que desista en su intento de deportar a la madre de cuatro ciudadanos...
    Apr 7, 2017: SILVER SPRING, Maryland – CLINIC hace un llamamiento para que el Gobierno Federal desista en su cruel intento de deportar a una mujer de Ohio, que es una parte integral de su comunidad y el pilar que sostiene a su familia. Desde 2016, CLINIC ha formado parte del equipo de organizaciones confesionales y legales que han trabajado en nombre de Maribel Trujillo Díaz, una mujer mexicana que, tras huir de la extorsión de bandas violentas en su país hace 15 años, se ha convertido en una parte integral de su comunidad en Hamilton, Ohio.

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