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With the theme “In Faith, In Solidarity, In Service,” the conference will focus on the Catholic Church’s response to the challenges and hardships refugees, immigrants, migrants, trafficking victims, and other persons on the move face in the United States and throughout the world.

As we celebrate our country’s birthday and independence on the Fourth of July, many of us will contemplate what it means to be Americans.  Being an American for the foreign-born goes beyond the ability to vote in elections or obtain a U.S. passport.  Many immigrants already feel American at heart long before they take their first step to becoming naturalized U.S. citizens – a pre-requisite to vote and obtain a passport.  Many of them have integrated into their communities long before – going to weekly church services, volunteering in their children’s schools, and paying their taxes. 

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

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Contact: Maura Moser, Director of Communications

(301) 565-4830 or Email: mmoser@cliniclegal.org

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 1, 2014 – The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is deeply concerned about reports that the Obama Administration plans to reduce due process protections for the children who present themselves at our border.

On June 25, 2014, Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso testified before the House Judiciary Committee about the plight of unaccompanied minors seeking safety from violence and drug trafficking in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.  Bishop Seitz told a largely unsympathetic House Committee of his personal experience listening to the s

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