News From the Catholic Network (August 2014)

New Member and Subscriber

CLINIC has accepted a new member agency, Faith Action International House in Greensboro, North Carolina. This is a multi-denominational nonprofit with Catholic participation.  As such, the Bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte has approved Faith Action as a Catholic member agency in CLINIC’s network. Rev. David Fraccaro, Executive Director, lists his staff:  Marina Castillo Gomez, Esq., Staff Attorney; Nidia Mercedes, Legal Assistant; and Ezequiel Cazanetz-Dick, Legal Assistant.

CLINIC has accepted a new subscriber, Hartford Public Library in Hartford, Connecticut. The Hartford Public Library was recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) on August 23, 2013 with two BIA-partially accredited representatives.  It has one attorney on staff.  Matthew K. Poland, Director, lists his staff:  Maryanne Daly Doran, JD; Rafael Pichardo, Esq., Manager; Denise Torres, Counselor, and Homa Naficy, Director, MLS.

Agency Recognition and Staff Accreditation

CLINIC congratulates Telamon Corporation Michigan Migrant Head Start, Lansing, Michigan,

on being granted agency recognition by the Board of Immigration Appeals on August 4, 2014.  Congratulations also to staff Ms. Guadalupe Ayala, State Family Services Specialist, on receiving partial accreditation as a BIA representative.