May 13, 2015
Salt Lake City, Utah
Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC)
Are you a leader in a nonprofit working with immigrants and want information about the rapidly changing field of immigration?
Children in the Spanish-speaking community are imbued with a profound sense of hospitality. Siblings share more, spend more time together across age barriers than in the English-speaking world. Within the faith community, year after year, for about 9 days before Christmas there are Posadas or a re-enactment of the search of Mary and Joseph for shelter so that she can give birth to her Child. Often some of the youngest give voice to the search of Mary and Joseph.
Immigrant advocates and foundations are teaming up to ensure community resources are in place for the implementation of administrative relief. In light of immigration action, CLINIC and the Committee for Immigration Reform Implementation (CIRI) are among groups anticipating assistance from various foundations to support capacity building efforts. Jeanne Atkinson, CLINIC Executive Director and CIRI Co-chair explains that the benefits of administrative relief will "be life-altering for [eligible] individuals…This has a cost.
Have you considered how the President’s recent executive actions on immigration may create new opportunities to adjust status and overcome inadmissibility?