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Immigration Detention Demoralizes Refugee Families

Refugees from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras remain caught in America’s disjointed immigration system and the oppressive practice of family detention.  Michelle Mendez, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorney, discusses the trauma and disillusionment experienced by women and children fleeing persecution and consequently, stuck in immigration detention.  Source:  Global Sisters Report.  Read the article.  March 25, 2015
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Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program

CLINIC has created a number of resources explaining the CAM program and which families may qualify:   Articles:

The Other Waiver: Form I-212

While attention has been focused on the I-601 waiver to remedy most grounds of inadmissibility, little has been said about the Form I-212. In this webinar we will cover the ground of inadmissibility for prior deportations and removal, including expedited removal, and the waiver for that ground of inadmissibility.

Advocates’ Letter to President Obama Calling For an End to Family Detention

March 17, 2015   President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC  20500   Dear Mr. President,

Catholic Groups Encourage Immigrants to Prepare during Immigration Action Delay

Despite a temporary halt of administrative relief, immigration programs are encouraging immigrants to prepare for potential participation in the DAPA and extended DACA programs.  This message was shared during the March 12 conference on American Catholics and Immigration sponsored by The Catholic University of America and Migration and Refugee Services at the U.S.

Center for Immigrant Integration (March 2015 Updates)

By: Leya Speasmaker   CLINIC’s brand new Center for Immigrant Integration seeks to encourage and facilitate the development of immigrant integration initiatives throughout its network through the creation of resources and trainings and the dissemination of best practices currently present in CLINIC affiliate agencies.

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