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Lent 2014: Bearing Witness to Our Faith

Diakonia - Although this word is certainly a familiar concept for CLINIC affiliates who are guided by a philosophy of selfless service, it was not until the Holy Father’s Lenten message that this word entered my vocabulary.   Diakonia, Pope Francis explains, is the universal call to “meet needs and bind the wounds which disfigure the face of humanity.”  As we embark on Ash Wednesday, I look to the Holy Father’s Lenten message to identify who and how I can help with my Lenten p

Pro Bono Project A Success

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maura Moser, Director of Communications (301) 565-4830 or Email: mmoser@cliniclegal.org  

An Immigration Program Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the nation’s most vibrant metropolitan areas with a dense and multi-ethnic population.  Its immigrant history is storied as in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, an American literary classic. With a large foreign-born population there is a growing need for affordable immigration legal services specifically for people with low-incomes. For that reason, CLINIC, other nonprofit organizations, and immigrant advocates joined to start such a program in Brooklyn.

Webinar: What's New About the New N-400?

The webinar will discuss changes in the format and content of the new N-400.

Citizenship Test Preparation Program Self Assessment

Click Here to access CLINIC's Citizenship Test Preparation Program Self Assessment

Affiliate Highlight: TJ Mills

We are proud to highlight the remarkable dedication and accomplishments of Justice for Our Neighbors’ (JFON) TJ Mills.  With a career in immigration spanning 25 years, TJ has served as an attorney for JFON New York, an Asylum officer at the Department of Justice, and as a clerk for a number of Immigration Judges.  Rob-Rutland-Brown, Executive Director of JFON’s National Office explains, “TJ is highly respected by the volunteers he works with, and clients praise him for his skill, compassion, and tireless commitment toward improving their lives through the immigration process.”

ESI - Above and Beyond

In a published decision, BIA shields mentally incompetent detainee from unfair removal proceedings.

CLINIC’s Religious Immigration Services makes DREAMs Come True

It has been more than a year since the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.’s (CLINIC) Religious Immigration Services (RIS) section began taking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cases.  Back on June 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new process, granting relief to undocumented young people who came to the United States as children and do not have proper immigration documents.  This new program allowed these young people to have work authorization and stay in the country without the threat of deportation.

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