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As an immigration attorney at CLINIC, I represent hundreds of religious men and women (priests, brothers, sisters, and other religious workers) from all over the world.  I feel privileged to be a part of a team assisting these modern day disciples called to ministry in the United States.  The diversity and determination of these individuals amazes me; not only where they are from, but also the services they perform and how they were called to religious life. 

To: Catholic Conference Directors and Other State Advocates

From: Jen Riddle - Advocacy Attorney, State and Local Immigration Project

Subject: Overview of State and Local Immigration Legislation in 2014 

Date: November 20, 2014


Alabama Agrees Not to Publish “Scarlet Letter” Immigrant List  

“Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.”

-Deuteronomy 15:11

This December 2, CLINIC invites you to experience the joy that comes from working in communion with friends for an important cause. 

Allison Posner, CLINIC Director of Advocacy, joins immigrant advocates in discouraging immigration legal assistance from unauthorized practitioners.   The Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation, including CLINIC, is cited as credible source for accurate information regarding Administrative Relief.  Read the article.  Source:  NBC News November 30, 2014.

On, November 20th, the President announced updates to the DACA process, a new Deferred Action process for parents, and additional immigration executive actions. We are still waiting for more details on how this program will be implemented. In the meantime, CLINIC presented this affiliate-only webinar to review and summarize what we do know. It also discussed strategies for communicating with clients, performing outreach to the community, and preparing your program for increased demand for services.