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Affiliate, Denia C. Perez: Making the Dream a Reality

There’s no question that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has touched the lives of thousands of young people and, in turn, continues to inspire activism for immigration reform, transcending communities to inform federal action. At CLINIC, we are moved by the journeys of so many DREAMers. One such inspirational young woman is Denia Perez, the nation’s first Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited DREAMer.

Eighteen States Offer Prenatal Care to Undocumented Immigrant Women (Nov. 2013)

Under the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, undocumented pregnant women are ineligible for federally-funded prenatal care.[1]  The Act also denies them access to care funded by state and local governments, unless the state passes a law affirmatively extending eligibility to unauthorized immigrants.[2]  In 2002, the U.S.

Webinar: State and Local Immigration Laws: Recap of 2013 and Outlook for 2014

Click here to download the PowerPoint Slides This webinar reviews some of the anti-immigrant and pro-immigrant laws passed by states in 2013 on topics including state-issued identification and driver's licenses, refugee resettlement, immigration enforcement, and access to higher education. Panelists also provide proactive and defensive advocacy strategies. Finally, they address the state-level immigration policy outlook for 2014. Held on: 11/22/13 Presenters:

Network Profile (November 2013)

CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities.  We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing                                                                                                          How many years have you spent working in immigration?

BIA Preparation

BIA recognition and accreditation is the Department of Justice’s certification of charitable immigration agencies and staff, and allows non-attorney staff to practice immigration law before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the immigration courts. CLINIC has extensive experience assisting affiliate organizations through each step of the process. Please take a look at our resources, and, in particular, our sample application materials.

Affiliate Profile: Sandra Sanchez

CLINIC values the dedication and commitment to service demonstrated by our affiliate agencies in their work with their communities. We wish to highlight outstanding individual agency staff in a series of profiles appearing monthly in Catholic Legal Immigration News.

Bishop Vann Named Chair, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Board, Succeeds Bishop Garcia

November 19, 2013 WASHINGTON—Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, California, has been appointed chairman of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Board of Directors by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Archbishop Kurtz made the announcement November 18.

Law and Practice Feature: Update from Ciudad Juarez

By Susan Schreiber   CLINIC conducted its fifteenth annual family-based immigration law conference in El Paso on November 12-14, followed by a tour of the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez (CDJ) on November 15.  Justin Williamson, Deputy Immigrant Visa (IV) Chief, U.S. Consulate, CDJ, gave a presentation and answered questions from participants.  The following unofficial minutes represent some of the highlights of Mr. Williamson’s presentation. 

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