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In light of President Obama's delay of executive action on immigration, advocates for immigrants have amplified the call for administrative measures.  The joint CLINIC-USCCB letter, submitted to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson by Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo and Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, is sited for recommending steps to address the family separation.

Read the article. September 12, 2014.


On September 17th we celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day across the nation. This observance recognizes not only the signing of the Constitution but also the status of citizenship. In the world of immigration, status can be the difference between wealth and poverty, health and sickness, and admission and deportation.



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Julissa Pineda is the Senior Case Manager and a BIA Accredited Representative at Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton.  Recommended for her work ethic and recognized as a trusted resource to the community, Julissa is truly an outstanding member of the Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton, Immigration Legal Services team.  Her dedication has strengthened the immigration program’s regional influence and impacted the lives of countless vulnerable newcomers.  CLINIC is proud to highlight Julissa Pineda as a member of our network committed to living the mission o

The National Catholic Reporters’ Global Sisters Report investigates the Catholic response to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Jeanne M. Atkinson, CLINIC Executive Director, discusses push factors for the forced migration, the denial of legal rights to refugees, and the efforts of  CLINIC Attorney, Silvana Arista at the Artesia, New Mexico facility to build the capacity of volunteer attorneys assisting detained women and children.


The Inland Empire region of Southern California, east of Los Angeles, is home to over one million foreign-born persons. Comprised of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, the Inland Empire (or the “The IE” as it’s known) has a severe shortage of low-cost, professional immigration legal service providers.