Pleading for an end to their imprisonment, 69 mothers who have been detained with their children at the South Texas Family Residential Center, an immigration detention facility in Dilley, Texas, wrote a public letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Whether through citizenship mentoring programs, citizenship ceremonies, or positive communications, there are many ways in which refugees and the receiving community can be encouraged to come together to support our nation’s newest members. This webinar featured innovative, localized examples of how citizenship is being leveraged to engage a broader cross-section of Americans and practical advice on how to collaborate with partners on similar efforts in your own community.



What is the National Visa Center? The National Visa Center (NVC) functions as the centralized processing agent before an immigrant visa application is processed by a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad. Specifically, NVC handles the following petitions: I-130; I-140; I-730; I-129F; I-600/A; I-800; I-360; and I-526.


Contacting Consular Posts Directly - Contact information should be available on the embassy or consulate website. A full listing of posts can be found here. When contacting a post via email, the l communication should include the following information:

CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration seeks to encourage the development of immigrant integration initiatives through the creation of resources and trainings and the dissemination of best practices from CLINIC affiliate agencies. This month, the center has several new developments.


CLINIC’s texting campaign, Text4Refugees, is now LIVE!

Texts available in English, Arabic, Nepali, Somali and Spanish.