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CLINIC Appoints New Executive Director

Feb 20, 2013

February 20, 2013 (Washington DC) - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanne Atkinson to the position of Executive Director, effective March 18, 2013. 

Ms. Atkinson currently serves as the Director of Catholic Charities’ Immigration Legal Services program for the Archdiocese of Washington.   She has worked for Catholic Charities since 1992, directing their highly active and successful legal services program – which operates out of four locations – in 1997 to 1998 and from 2000 to the present.  Ms. Atkinson also directs Catholic Charities’ Refugee Center.  From 1989 to 1991, she worked as the Legalization Appeals Project Coordinator for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  

“CLINIC’s Board of Directors is extremely gratified to have attracted somebody of Jeanne

USCIS Immigrant Fee

By Kristina Karpinski

Beginning on February 1, 2013, individuals issued an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate or embassy will be required to pay an Immigrant Visa DHS Domestic Processing Fee (USCIS Immigrant Fee) of $165.00.  This fee is separate from the immigrant visa fee paid to the Department of State.  The new fee covers the cost incurred by USCIS of processing the immigrant visa packet and producing and delivering the permanent resident card once the visa holder is admitted to the United States.

Network Profile

CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our member agencies in their work with their communities.  We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles that will appear each month in Catholic Legal Immigration News.   

Robert Yabes

Program Director, BIA
Immigration Legal Services
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose, CA