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  • Dec 12, 2014: Local Immigration Legal Services Inspired
    Dec 12, 2014: Adonia R. Simpson, Esq. is readying Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Maryland to serve a rapid increase in the number of immigrants.  This is a result of President Obama’s executive actions announced on November 20 offering administrative relief to an estimated four million immigrants.
  • Dec 9, 2014: Profound Gratitude for an Anonymous Gift
    Dec 9, 2014: Recently, CLINIC received a piece of mail with the postal stamp of “Austin, Texas.” The envelope bore no name. Inside, there was no note, just a money order, for $10 made out to the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.  We were extremely moved by this small but profound gift. Without a return address, we could not send a thank you note so our appreciation compels us to show our gratitude for this, and all generous gifts, made for the benefit of vulnerable newcomers, in a blog post.  When we consider this kindness of donors such as this, we recall the words of...
  • Dec 3, 2014: Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life
    Dec 3, 2014: As an immigration attorney at CLINIC, I represent hundreds of religious men and women (priests, brothers, sisters, and other religious workers) from all over the world.  I feel privileged to be a part of a team assisting these modern day disciples called to ministry in the United States.  The diversity and determination of these individuals amazes me; not only where they are from, but also the services they perform and how they were called to religious life. 
  • Dec 1, 2014: Fellowship that Bears Fruit
    Dec 1, 2014: “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” -Deuteronomy 15:11 This December 2, CLINIC invites you to experience the joy that comes from working in communion with friends for an important cause. 
  • Nov 25, 2014: Recognizing Changmaker, Mil Mujeres on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence...
    Nov 25, 2014: Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  In observation of this important day, CLINIC recognizes affiliate, Mil Mujeres for their inspiring efforts on behalf of vulnerable, immigrant women.  Founded in 2007, Mil Mujeres provides charitable legal immigration services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  With locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, Mil Mujeres has been a CLINIC subscriber
  • Nov 20, 2014: The New Mexican Consular ID Card
    Nov 20, 2014: Administrative relief is coming and, whatever shape it takes, we can be certain that consular identification cards will be important in the implementation of immigration action.  Starting November 1, Mexican Consulates in the United States began issuing new, enhanced consular IDs to ensure the continued security of these vital documents.  Visual and safety features have changed, and maintaining awareness of format changes to the consular ID cards is essential.
  • Representing Unaccompanied Children: What to Do and How to Do It
    Nov 18, 2014: CLINIC Trains Hundreds on Representing Unaccompanied Children
    Nov 18, 2014: As the news of the large numbers of unaccompanied children apprehended along the border began to break, CLINIC went into high gear to figure out how we could support our affiliates and other service providers inundated with requests for assistance from this vulnerable population.  Training is one of the things CLINIC does best so we started to think about what type of training would be most useful.  My colleague Debbie Smith and I took the lead on developing the curriculum, materials and webinars for a course.  With assistance from other CLINIC staff,  we put...
  • Nov 13, 2014: Nebraska Immigration Legal Assistance Hotline
    Nov 13, 2014: If you were in need of legal assistance, where would you go for help? How would you know if they could assist you?

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