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Affiliate Newsletter (June 2017)

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News From the Network

New Affiliates

Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, North Carolina

Contigo International in 4 cities: DC, Philadelphia, Sacramento, and Los Angeles

Baptist Children and Family Services in 4 cities: San Antonio, Chicago, DC, and Miami Spring, Florida

La Casa Hogar in Yakima, Washington


DOJ Partial Accreditations from April and May

Sara Myers of Immigration Refugee Assistance Project of Catholic Charities Buffalo in Buffalo, New York

Silvia Jimenez Lopez of Latinos Progresando in Chicago, Illinois

Lisa Rosario of Catholic Charities Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut

Wendy P Cardenas-Contreras and Mary P Maarbjerg of Building One Community in Stamford, Connecticut


Immigration Law

Reena Arya

The Board of Immigration Appeals clarifies that family membership can form the basis of a valid social group, but a clear nexus must be established.


Update from the Center for Immigrant Integration (June 2017)

As Immigrant Heritage Month comes to a close, CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration is excited to highlight classic holiday celebrations that not only highlight families, but makes it easy to welcoming immigrants into your community. From a parade of nations on Mother’s Day and to parish-wide cake racing for Father’s Day, these holidays are the perfect platforms to make parents and neighbors feel appreciated.  


Center Updates

New CLINIC Resources and Stories

Affiliate Highlight: Building One Community—Coffee with a cop

The month, we’re celebrating Building One Community and their Coffee with a Cop program. The Stamford, Connecticut- based affiliate brings together local police officers and immigrant community members to encourage honest conversation in an inviting atmosphere – often with donuts!


June Blog: Honoring thy father, together!

Father’s Day is observed by dozens of cultures around the world in a variety of traditions. This year, consider how your community can invite newcomers into traditional celebrations, as well as explore ways to adopt new inclusive activities.


May Blog: Mother’s Day, another opportunity to promoting integration

Mother’s Day is a central fixture in how American culture celebrates families. Let’s explore the influence celebrations have on our communities, as well as how they have evolved throughout history and across cultures.


Outside Events, Webinars and Resources

Migration Policy Institute’s Global Broadband Plan for Refugees

The Washington-based nonprofit think tank examines the role cell phones do and can play in the international refugee community. It also proposes a global framework that could handle and improve refugees’ access to broadband internet services.


The first 100 days: Summary of major immigration actions taken by the Trump administration by Migration Policy Institute

MPI examines the new administration’s actions on federal immigration policies within its first 100 days.