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The Myth of the Immigration Line

As Congress tackles immigration reform, a central issue in the debate revolves around the fate of the estimated 11 million undocumented individuals living in the U.S.  CLINIC, and others, are advocating for a path for qualifying undocumented immigrants living in our country to earn permanent residence and, eventually, citizenship.  Perhaps the most common opposing argument to allowing the undocumented to earn permanent residence is the sentiment that they sho

CLINIC & USCIS’ Office of Citizenship (OoC) Welcome New Citizens

June was an important month for a small group of Washington D.C.’s residents. On June 6, 2013, at a public library in Mt. Pleasant, 20 immigrants from 11 different countries became U.S. citizens.

Volunteer Management Toolkit

Many tasks in an immigration legal services program can be completed by volunteers. Using volunteers when possible frees up staff time that can be devoted to offering more services to clients. This toolkit contains helpful information on how best to use volunteers in your program, how to recruit and retain volunteers, and how to incorporate them into your program’s plan for the passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

World Relief and CLINIC Co-Host Timely Training

World Relief and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) co-hosted an exciting conference entitled “Building Legal Immigration Services Capacity Through National Networks and their Affiliates” at the World Relief home office in Baltimore on April 3 and 4, 2013.

Preparing for CLINIC/JFI Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day is Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Get ready for your day on Capitol Hill!  Kevin Appleby, Director of USCCB's Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs and Allison Posner, CLINIC's Director of Advocacy will speak about the Church's position on immigration reform and how to frame your "asks" when speaking with your representatives.  We will also review the agenda for Advocacy Day and provide practical tips about getting around the Hill and what to expect from the day.    Held on May 7, 2013.

New Americans Campaign comes together for Citizenship Drive in Los Angeles

On Saturday May 4, 2013, nearly 150 immigrants and their families from all over the world trekked to southern Los Angeles County and eagerly waited in line for their chance to take the crucial next step to becoming an American citizen.

New Americans Campaign comes together for Citizenship Drive in Los Angeles

On Saturday May 4, 2013, nearly 150 immigrants and their families from all over the world trekked to southern Los Angeles County and eagerly waited in line for their chance to take the crucial next step to becoming an American citizen. The huge Inglewood church quickly filled with the sounds of many languages, from Spanish to Vietnamese to Hindi, as volunteers and immigrant service providers smoothly filtered and ushered groups of eligible legal permanent residents through a step by step journey through the naturalization process.

Case Management for CIR

Held on May 6, 2013.

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