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Thank you for supporting DACA research: Come read the results!
A team Tom Wong of the University of California San Diego gathered data for the largest survey to date on DACA. Specifically, they analyzed the economic, employment, educational and societal experiences of DACA recipients. We were excited to learn the results unequivocally show DACA recipients are making major contributions to the U.S. economy.
Thank you to all of our affiliates who responded to the request for case information. CLINIC appreciates your willingness to participate to help us gain a better understanding of how these young people fit into our communities.
News From the Network (as of July)
Contigo International Inc. in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas
Claudia Pinzon of Wind of the Spirit in Morristown, New Jersey
Emelina Medellin of Catholic Charities of Salina, Kansas
Jocelyn Jaramillo of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago in Chicago, plus sub offices
Juan Francisco Hernandez of Contigo International Inc. in Washington D.C., plus sub offices
Juliette Garcia of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice in Arcadia, Florida
Lorena Gallego-Rosero of Contigo International Inc. in Washington D.C., plus sub offices
Magda Beltran of Contigo International Inc. in Washington D.C., plus sub offices
Maria Fernanda Payan of Contigo International Inc. in Washington D.C., plus sub offices
Marisol Samayoa of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Mayra Betina Garcia-Cantu of Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Veronica Cassina of Contigo International Inc. in Washington D.C., plus sub offices
OVW Project Partial Accreditation
Carmen Irais Romero Nichols of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence in Topeka, Kansas
St. Frances Cabrini Immigration Law Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration wants to show you how to create meaningful relationships between longtime-residents and newcomers. Holidays like the Feast of the Assumption are perfect vehicles to bring everyone together. This month, we’re also highlighting Hope CommUnity Center’s Adelante Caminantes Program in Apopka, Florida for their excellent work helping Central American unaccompanied minors adjust to their new home.
New CLINIC Resources and Stories
The Feast of the Assumption, which celebrates the Virgin Mary ascending into heaven upon her death, fell on Aug. 15 this year. Learn more about how parishes can encourage integration through the celebration of this important holiday.
Through their Adelante Caminantes Program, Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka, Florida, guides undocumented youth as they adjust to their new homes in the United States.
Allison Reefer is the service coordinator for the Immigrant Services & Connections Program at Northern Area Multi Service Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read her story to learn how this program benefits her community and what motivates her to help refugees.
For more information on CLINIC’s Citizenship Navigator program, visit cliniclegal.org/citizenshipnavigator.
Outside Events, Webinars, and Resources
Register now for the Center for Migration Studies’ 2017 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative Conference, taking place Oct. 11-13 in Los Angeles.
Early bird registration is now open for the 2017 National Immigration Integration Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Save the date: Dec. 10-12.