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Webinar: Immigration Detention: Perspectives from D.C. and the Field

Click Here to Download the PPT Slides This webinar will address immigration detention, including the federal mandate requiring the detention of certain immigrants, the recent rise of immigration detention, and alternatives to detention. Additionally, the panel will include local perspectives on the effects of detention facilities on communities and how local stakeholders can help combat this national phenomenon. Held 11/15/13 Presenters:

Position Opening: Attorney: JFCS/East Bay

Attorney, Immigration Legal Services Bilingual Spanish, Walnut Creek, CA Office Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay (JFCS/East Bay)  

BIA Accreditations (November 2013)

  CLINIC congratulates the following program staff on receiving partial BIA accreditation: Sebastian Zavala, Director of Legal Services, Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Oakland, CA, reports that two members of his staff, Maciel Jacques and Julia Preza, were granted partial accreditation by the Board of Immigration Appeals in November.  Catholic Charities of Idaho announced that Katie Rubin of their Nampa, ID office, received partial accreditation in October.        

Documenting Immigration Abuse

With the support of the Four Freedoms Fund, and in conjunction with other immigrant right organizations,[1] CLINIC is tracking trends in immigration enforcement abuse in order to form a litigation strategy.  To support this goal, CLINIC is asking affiliates to share information about cases that may be in need of litigation before state, local, and federal court systems. 

Significant Victory for Alabama Immigrants as Legal Settlement Delivers Final Blow to HB56 (Nov 2013)

     What was arguably the most reprehensible state anti-immigrant law in the country - Alabama’s HB 56 - has finally been defeated! Last month, a settlement was reached in two lawsuits challenging Alabama’s infamous law which sought to make life so difficult for the undocumented that they would leave the state of their own volition.  The terms agreed to by the State of Alabama put an end to the two lawsuits (Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama v.

First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN) Announcement

 The Lawyers' Committee, the National Immigration Law Center and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Announce First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN) Partnership
 

CLINIC's Legislative Priorities

CLINIC supports the legislative advocacy efforts of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office of Migration and Refugee Services, including the priorities outlined below.    1. Comprehensive Immigration Reform

CLINIC Administrative Advocacy Priorities: 2014

Each year CLINIC presents its Administrative Advocacy Priorities for the coming year to the board of directors for review and approval. These priorities serve as a guide for the work of CLINIC’s Advocacy section and the Executive Office in its dealings with USCCB, the federal government, and nongovernmental partners. The full list of Administrative Advocacy Priorities follows.  

Immigration Program Management Training

his two-day training is focused on strategic program management and capacity development topics. The curriculum will include planning activities for comprehensive immigration reform along with elements of CLINIC’s highly praised Immigration Program Management training, extended for more advanced learning opportunities.

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