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  • Feb 11, 2015: All in the (CLINIC) Family
    Feb 11, 2015: Our commitment to supporting newcomers is personal and at CLINIC, we are inspired by friends who have overcome numerous obstacles to become naturalized US citizens.  Saba Hailu is one such friend, who journeyed from aspiring citizen to new American.  Saba’s determination strengthens our resolve to ensure that the foreign-born have access to opportunities for citizenship and civic participation.
  • Feb 5, 2015: First Annual International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking
    Feb 5, 2015: February 8, 2015 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita and marks the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.  Human trafficking is modern-day slavery that exploits vulnerable persons, often taking victims across international borders and leaving them without the information or ability to flee their plight.  This day is an opportunity to reflect upon the factors in society that lead to trafficking, explore anti-trafficking efforts, and to advocate for the human dignity of this vulnerable group. 
  • Feb 3, 2015: Rita Dhakal Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary at CLINIC
    Feb 3, 2015: Rita Dhakal joined the Religious Immigration Section of CLINIC in June 2009.  She currently works with Attorney Megan Turngren to help to provide legal services to RIS clients.  In addition, Rita volunteers with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where she interviews clients for case intake and placement for the Uncontested Divorce Clinic.
  • Jan 29, 2015: The Presentation of the Lord: Ordinary Acts of Extraordinary Love
    Jan 29, 2015: *The following reflection originally appeared as a feature in Catholic Charities USA's Advent Reflection Series
  • Jan 27, 2015: A Journey of Gratitude
    Jan 27, 2015: I am Sister Delia Obenza, O.P., a full member of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of the Philippines. I am currently assigned as the Director of Religious Education Program at Holy Angels Church in Colma, California.  I am also the regional secretary of the Hawaii region.
  • Jan 20, 2015: The Immigration Journey of Br. Ramon Flores
    Jan 20, 2015: In 1990, I was born in Mexico into a staunchly Roman Catholic family. When I was twelve years old, my immediate family illegally migrated to California.  We have lived there ever since.
  • Jan 16, 2015: 2015 World Day of Migrants and Refugees: "Church without Frontiers, Mother to All"
    Jan 16, 2015: Pope Francis’ message for the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees embraces the theme Church without frontiers, Mother to all.  Celebrated on January 18, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees is an opportunity to reflect on our faith and the challenges facing migrants.  Ultimately, the Holy Father urges a “universal network of cooperation, based on safeguarding the dignity and centrality of every human person.”
  • Jan 13, 2015: CLINIC and TODEC Work Together to Double BIA Legal Capacity in Inland Empire, CA
    Jan 13, 2015: One of CLINIC’s most fundamental goals is to boost legal capacity in underserved areas in the United States.  An area seeing a severe shortage in low-cost, professional immigration legal service providers, the Inland Empire (or the “IE” as it is known) region of Southern California is home to over one million foreign-born persons.  Training Occupational Development Education Communicates (TODEC) is one service provider assisting newcomers with quality, charitable legal help in the IE.