On March 10, 2016, CLINIC submitted comments on the policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual addressing the general policies and procedures of adjustment of status as well as adjustment under section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. USCIS announced the new guidance on February 25, 2016.

Graphic with text "Not all children are looking for candy in their Easter baskets" accompanied by Easter basket filled with a happy family outside a safe home

It's time to end family detention

As thousands of children and their families gather on the White House lawn for the 138th Easter Egg Roll, others’ attention will turn to the families whose observance of Easter is far less joyful.

The Obama administration’s approach to deterring undocumented immigration has torn apart thousands of families by deportation and detention. The most significant observance of the Christian year should be celebrated with family, not from behind detention center walls.

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 filed.

This toolkit was created to help understand refugee resettlement.

We have provided all participants the opportunity to download the presentations in preperation for the conference.


Day One (March 15th) Presentations

From There to Here: Admission to the U.S. Via the U.S. Refugee Program and Other Special Programs

CLINIC join faith groups in support of the Obama administration’s actions that would temporarily protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.