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The reasons for which I became a Franciscan Minor Brother are rooted in my childhood.

In the 1960’s, when television entered our home for the first time, I was introduced to the outside world. Specifically,  documentaries showed me images of children suffering from malnourishment. Being from a poor, Spanish farming family of 13 brothers and sisters, I immediately identified with the extreme poverty, suffering, and malnutrition of those children. I remember telling my mom:  “mom, I want to do something for them.” 

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. offers several series of emails to keep you informed about immigration news, as well as new opportunities, resources, and programs from CLINIC. 

Daily Digest

Stay up to date with the latest immigration happenings! The Daily Digest is your one-stop for breaking news on immigration law, policy, and enforcement. Featured stories include media coverage regarding CLINIC network affiliates and news of interest to people of faith.

Deuteronomy 10:19

So you too should love the resident alien, for that is what you were in the land of Egypt.

The US Catholic bishops and Catholic institutions expressed support for President Obama’s immigration action through testimony before Congress, statements, and appeals to parish communities.  CLINIC is featured among Catholic voices leading the call for immigration reform.  Jeanne Atkinson, Executive Director of CLINIC, is quoted, “We believe this is a temporary set-back and look forward to the decision of the appellate court.”  Read the Article.  Source:  Crux February 24, 2015

CLINIC is pleased to announce the launch of our new self-directed e-learning course, "Getting the Facts: Criminal Records in Immigration Cases"  that is designed to help you learn how to obtain criminal records and understand and interpret those records. Immigration advocates know that every aspect of immigration law may be impacted by having a criminal record; a client's criminal history may prevent eligibility for a benefit, subject a client to removal, or lead to a negative exercise of discretion. 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) had planned to begin accepting applications for the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on February 18, 2015 and for the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program on May 19, 2015. Unfortunately, DHS has delayed the launch of both expanded DACA and DAPA due to a federal court decision temporarily halting their implementation.