CLINIC welcomes a new member agency, Catholic Charities of Shreveport in Louisiana. The Diocese of Shreveport is already a member. Yet, Catholic Charities of Shreveport, apart from the diocese, is a newly incorporated 501 (c) 3 agency. Jean Dresley, the Executive Director, advised that Catholic Charities will start a legal immigration program with new leadership and direct staff to conduct administrative-based immigration representation. The Diocese of Shreveport will retain its BIA partially accredited representative to conduct immigration representation for its church-based needs.
CLINIC has accepted and welcomes a new subscriber, Lutheran Community Services Northwest, with offices in Portland and McMinnville, Oregon, and Seattle and Vancouver, Washington. All but the McMinnville office are recognized with at least one accredited representative on staff.