In recent years, Immigrant Visa (IV) applicants processing at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez (CDJ) have not been required to provide police clearance letters to the National Visa Center (NVC). In fact, until recently, the Department of State (DOS) reciprocity schedule for Mexico indicated that police records were not available.

Part One in a two-part series on engaging volunteers at the parish level.

Supreme Court's ruling on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action could come by the end of June, and may affect Latino vote. Bradley Jenkins, an attorney at CLINIC, says the questions the court wants to consider show the justices want to give a final answer on the validity of executive actions. Click here to read the story. 

Read this article by Kurt Jensen from the Catholic News Service where CLINIC’s Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson talks about Catholic agencies joining forces in hopes to put a pause on ICE actions.


Shortly before Christmas a large box arrived at CLINIC’s office in Silver Spring, Maryland.

There was no note of explanation. The return address was for the Toledo Correctional Institution.

The contents: 550 handmade greeting cards, illustrated with favorite children’s cartoon characters, religious symbols and other colorful drawings.

This content rich, two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics