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Year of Consecrated Life: A Religious Vocation, a Learning Adventure

The reasons for which I became a Franciscan Minor Brother are rooted in my childhood. In the 1960’s, when television entered our home for the first time, I was introduced to the outside world. Specifically,  documentaries showed me images of children suffering from malnourishment. Being from a poor, Spanish farming family of 13 brothers and sisters, I immediately identified with the extreme poverty, suffering, and malnutrition of those children. I remember telling my mom:  “mom, I want to do something for them.” 

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The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. offers several series of emails to keep you informed about immigration news, as well as new opportunities, resources, and programs from CLINIC.  Daily Digest Stay up to date with the latest immigration happenings! The Daily Digest is your one-stop for breaking news on immigration law, policy, and enforcement. Featured stories include media coverage regarding CLINIC network affiliates and news of interest to people of faith.

Lenten Reflection: Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Executive Action

Deuteronomy 10:19 So you too should love the resident alien, for that is what you were in the land of Egypt.

Catholic Voices Urge Reform, Rebuke Injunction of Immigration Action

The US Catholic bishops and Catholic institutions expressed support for President Obama’s immigration action through testimony before Congress, statements, and appeals to parish communities.  CLINIC is featured among Catholic voices leading the call for immigration reform.  Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director of CLINIC, is quoted, “We believe this is a temporary set-back and look forward to the decision of the appellate court.”  Read the Article.  Source:  Crux 2-24-2015

Free Rapid E-Learning - Getting the Facts: Criminal Records in Immigration Cases

CLINIC is pleased to announce the launch of our new self-directed e-learning course, "Getting the Facts: Criminal Records in Immigration Cases"  that is designed to help you learn how to obtain criminal records and understand and interpret those records. Immigration advocates know that every aspect of immigration law may be impacted by having a criminal record; a client's criminal history may prevent eligibility for a benefit, subject a client to removal, or lead to a negative exercise of discretion. 

Ash Wednesday: Commit to Immigration Reform

Matthew 2:13-23 When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.” Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed for Egypt. He stayed there until the death of Herod, that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

CLINIC Confident US Fifth Court of Appeals Will Reject Lawsuit on Legality of the President's Executive Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maura Moser, Director of Communications (301) 565-4830 or Email: mmoser@cliniclegal.org February 17, 2015 CLINIC CONFIDENT US FIFTH COURT OF APPEALS WILL REJECT LAWSUIT ON LEGALITY OF THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS  
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5 Ways to Help Clients With Their Taxes

As an expression of social responsibility and solidarity, all immigrants, regardless of legal status, can and should file taxes.  Paying taxes is a meaningful way to promote the common good and an important means for immigrants to establish “good moral character.”  A requirement for people applying to become US citizens, “good moral character” is character which measures up to the standards of average citizens of the community in which the applicant resides and can be

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