CLINIC anticipates that its growing network of Catholic and non-Catholic affiliates with immigration legal programs will assist the largest number of undocumented immigrations seeking legalization services. The majority of these immigration programs will be faith-based, principally within Catholic diocesan and Catholic Charities agencies. As such, CLINIC sees itself as the lead national organization implementing immigration reform once passed while working to with other networks and their affiliates to build similar capacity. Due to the scope and complexity of implementing a legalization program, all participating organizations on the national and local levels need to make plans and take action steps now in advance of a law passing.
On this page, you will find materials to facilitate planning and action steps.
- Preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An Earned Pathway to Citizenship and Beyond - a manual offering recommendations from 'veterans' of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
- Template Grant Application to Prepare for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CLINIC Affiliates only)
- Structuring and Implementing an Immigrant Legalization Program: Registration as the First Step - By Donald Kerwin and Lauren Laglagaron, Migration Policy Institute
- Information for Parishes