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News from the Catholic Network
DOJ Partial Accreditation
Virginia Louise Fox, Catalina Samper Horak, Hana Umlauf Lane and Kathleen Ellen Walsh of Neighbors Link in Stamford, Connecticut
Hassan Al-Zuheiri, Joseph Ceu, MB Cruz and Gloria Renteria of Catholic Charities of Dallas
Andy Janet Beltran and Ivonne Contreras of Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, in Fort Worth, Texas
Nadine Caroline Atkinson-Flowers of African Cultural Alliance of North America in Philadelphia
Neighbors Link in Stamford, Connecticut
Lindsay Marie Duckworth and Rachel Kathryn Trueblood of Haven in Bozeman, Montana, received initial partial accreditation for both of their recognized locations.
New Affiliates in January
Korean Community Center of the East Bay in Oakland, California
Promise Arizona in Phoenix
Word of Life Center in Salisbury, Maryland
DOJ Partial Accreditation
Margaret McCluney of Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Nashville
Luisa Martin-Price of Catholic Charities in Raleigh, North Carolina
Eulalio Munoz Jr of El Centro de Servicios para Hispanos in Lake Topeka, Kansas
Edelweiss Canales-Ramirez of Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, California
El Centro de Servicios para Hispanos in Lake Topeka, Kansas
Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, California -- 3 office locations in Santa Rosa, Windsor, and Ukiah
January 2017: Happy New Year!
This month, CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration celebrates a growing trend flourishing in cities like Greensboro, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Ohio, and South Bend, Indiana – the community identification card. Due to advocacy by residents, local governments and nonprofit organizations are teaming up to make sure everyone has access to public resources, regardless of immigration or residency status. Included are blogs looking closely at how CLINIC affiliates contributed to this endeavor, plus updates from The Immigrant Learning Center and the Migration Policy Institute.
CLINIC’s texting campaign, Text4Refugees
Texts available in English, Arabic, Nepali, Somali, Spanish and French
Text 1 to 1-352-NEW2USA (639-2872) to receive messages in English.
Visit www.cliniclegal.org/text4refugees for instructions on receiving the texts in different languages and for more information on the campaign.
New Blog Alert
In three corners of the country, community IDs are making newcomers settle in a little easier.
In December, The Immigrant Learning Center’s free webinar Numbers that Matter: Using Immigration Data to Advance Change highlighted data at the center of effective advocacy, research and education initiatives concerning immigration.
At the end of the year, Migration Policy Institute also released a report exploring the underutilization of highly skilled immigrants in the United States. Untapped Talent: The Costs of Brain Waste among Highly Skilled Immigrants in the United States discussed the significant cost to families and the economy.