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CLINIC wants to help you celebrate! Visit our Citizenship Day website to download graphics you can use on social media. Participate in our "Swear It and Share It!" campaign by encouraging people to tell their story and use use the hashtag #swearitshareit.

More than 1,400 women and children—mostly from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala—are detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, TX. A significant number of these families come to the United States forced out of their communities by death threats, rape, extortion, or they are running away to keep their children from forced recruitment by the MS-13 or La 18 gangs.

We look forward to celebrating Citizenship Day with you next month. On September 17, we celebrate the efforts and gifts of immigrants who have become U.S. citizens and encourage eligible lawful permanent residents to apply. 

By helping immigrants become naturalized citizens, you reunite families, empower people to participate in a democratic process, promote strong communities, and so much more. You are truly a network of hope.

Washington DC - On August 21, 2015, Judge Gee of the District Court of Central California denied the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) motion to reconsider its July 24, 2015 ruling and ordered the release of immigrant children from the current family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania “without unnecessary delay”.

On July 6, 2015, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued the first reported decision in Maryland, In re: Dany G., confirming once and for all the standard of neglect applicable to cases seeking a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) factual predicate order.