CLINIC and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) support the prospect of an executive order on immigration to prevent the separation of families. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johsnon, CLINIC Board Chair, Bishop Kevin Vann and Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo encourage reform. Read the article. Source: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. November 14, 2014.
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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops President, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky intends to meet with President Obama and members of Congress to convey the importance of various priority issues to the Catholic community. The Fall Assembly of U.S. Bishops saw a renewed commitment to addressing immigration and other issues threatening human dignity. Read the article. November 12, 2014
Jeanne Atkinson, CLINIC Executive Director,recommends changes to immigration policy to unify families and offer undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship. “We have basically encouraged or used the labor of the people who are here on unauthorized status – they need to be given some sort of benefit, and we would like to see them put on a path towards citizenship,” says Atkinson. Read the article. November 12, 2014
Robyn McCormick joined the Religious Immigration Section of CLINIC in June 2014. She is working with Attorney Kate Kuznetsova to help provide legal services to RIS clients.