The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
invite you to participate in a series of free Friday webinars during the month of November.
November 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern / 11:00-12:30 pm Pacific
These webinars are for immigrant and social justice advocates, legal service providers, faith leaders, community organizers, and others working with and on behalf of immigrants and will address the following important issues:
State and Local Immigration Laws: Recap of 2013 and Outlook for 2014
Friday, November 22, 2013
This webinar will review some of the anti-immigrant and pro-immigrant laws passed by states in 2013 on topics including state-issued identification and driver’s licenses, refugee resettlement, immigration enforcement, and access to higher education. Panelists will also address the state-level immigration policy outlook for 2014.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining each webinar.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform 2013-2014: The Road Forward from the Church’s Perspective
Friday, November 1, 2013
This webinar will look at the legislation and politics which will shape the debate on immigration reform in the House of Representatives, explaining the Church’s position on individual bills and the strategy for winning final legislation the Church can support. Panelists will discuss proper messaging for the House debate and share tactics for getting these messages out to influence a positive final outcome.
Recent Trends in State and Local Immigration Enforcement
Friday, November 8, 2013
This webinar will provide an overview of collaboration between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local law enforcement agencies through the Criminal Alien Program, 287(g) Partnerships, and Secure Communities as well as the use of ICE detainers to identify potentially deportable individuals in state or local custody. Panelists will address how these programs harm American families and communities and suggest ways to advocate on a state and local level against their continuation.
Immigration Detention: Perspectives from D.C. and the Field
Friday, November 15, 2013
This webinar will address immigration detention, including the federal mandate requiring the detention of certain immigrants, the recent rise of immigration detention, and alternatives to detention. Additionally, the panel will include local perspectives on the effects of detention facilities on communities and how local stakeholders can help combat this national phenomenon.