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  • Jun 8, 2016: GUEST BLOG: “More than a grade: How our Salvadoran asylum client taught us what it takes to be an...
    Jun 8, 2016: “Ok, I’d be willing to stipulate to humanitarian asylum.” We were approximately 30 minutes into the recess the Immigration Judge took, during which we were supposed to negotiate a favorable solution for our client, when DHS said the words we had been waiting to hear since we first met our client in October.
  • May 11, 2016: U.S. v. Texas: Perspectives from the Supreme Court
    May 11, 2016: Weeks of planning went into our logistics to hear oral arguments in the biggest immigration case to come before the Supreme Court since I’d become an attorney. But when I finally approached the court grounds that Sunday afternoon before the April 18 argument, it was all a bit disorienting. After all I was preparing to camp out on the grounds of the august Supreme Court building.
  • May 1, 2016: CLINIC Fellows Profile: From user of legal services to provider, Miriam knows the paths
    May 1, 2016: An immigrant herself, Miriam Martinez understands the challenges her clients face. She was separated from her parents when she was young, had a painful journey to the U.S. as a child and has lived as an undocumented immigrant in the United States.
  • Apr 7, 2016: Empowering Latinos in Iowa
    Apr 7, 2016: Students in Des Moines, Iowa who have received immigration status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, are testing their cinematography skills each year in a contest sponsored by American Friends Service Committee.
  • Mar 22, 2016: CLINIC Fellows Profile: Claudia Perez, Fellow at Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. in Jacksonville,...
    Mar 22, 2016: This month we introduce you to Claudia Perez, the fellow with Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Mar 14, 2016: Free tax service optimizes immigrant integration at the local level
    Mar 14, 2016: For 11 years, the Tax EZ program, offered by Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County has helped clients prepare nearly 15,000 returns, generating millions of dollars in refunds. For the 2016 tax season, Steve Hicken, Division Director of Economic Development Services, shifted the location of services from the Catholic Charities offices to parishes. This approach encourages interactions between newcomers and the people of their new hometowns, epitomizing immigrant integration on the local level. Ultimately, it may also result in higher numbers of tax returns being...
  • Mar 8, 2016: Is immigration working for America? The answer continues to be “yes”
    Mar 8, 2016: When one’s friends and relatives -- let alone candidates of public office -- question the benefit of welcoming immigrants separating fact from opinion can be challenging. Immigration issues are so large and consequential that they require thoughtful and accurate answers to the hostile and manipulative sound bites tossed about by political candidates and pundits.
  • Mar 1, 2016: Asylum for domestic violence survivors: immigration advocates urge Board of Immigration Appeals to...
    Mar 1, 2016: Although Matter of A-R-C-G, the landmark board of Immigration Appeals  decision, gave women fleeing domestic violence a pathway to asylum, survivors continue to be routinely denied asylum by immigration judges who interpret the decision narrowly.

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