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Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Immokalee, FL, plus four additional office locations in Plant City, Dover, Mulberry and Ruskin
Thrive International Programs in Williamsport, PA
Andiliana Romero of Latinos Progresando
Claudia Rebeca Sosa Rojas of Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg
Fryda A. Arango Loza of Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg
Grace Dingler of Thrive International Programs
Gwendolyn Estrada-Ines of Latinos Progresando
Jacqueline Cruz of Redlands Christian Migrant Association
Jody Lantz of Thrive International Programs
Laura Crystal Oreamuno of Latin American Coalition
Maria Teresa Hernandez of Redlands Christian Migrant Association
Maritza Solano-Rodriguez of Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte
Yaneli Ibarra of Redlands Christian Migrant Association
Partial Accreditation for OVW Grantees
Claudia Elena Fullerton of Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan
Training Occupational Development Educating Communities (TODEC) Legal Center in Perris and Coachella, California
CLINIC in the News
Michelle Mendez, CLINIC senior attorney and managing attorney of the Defending Vulnerable Populations Project, co-authored two national op-eds!
With Stephen Manning of the Innovation Law Lab, she addressed the administration’s criticism of immigration defense attorneys and the U.S. asylum system in an article for The Hill.
The second article with Swapna Reddy of the Asylum Seeker Project at the Urban Justice Center explained in the Chicago Tribune how the administration is incorrect in their characterization of asylum seekers.
Great job bringing these issues to the forefront Michelle!
This month, the Center for Immigrant Integration wants to help you see the value in evaluating your own practices for encouraging integration. Some of our partners have created some excellent tools to get your started. Also, Domestic Violence Month may be coming to an end, but it’s never too late to include these resources in outreach efforts.
New CLINIC Resources and Stories
Terrina Wong is the deputy director of Social Services, Education and Training at the Pacific Gateway Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more to learn how she went from teaching about cultures from around the world to helping newcomers navigate their new lives in the U.S.
Outside Events, Webinars and Resources:
As part of welcoming week last month, Welcoming America, created a communications toolkit for those working in the field of immigration and integration. In particular, the toolkit highlights messaging tools and strategies to address people’s fears, anxieties and prejudices toward immigrants.
When was the last time your organization reevaluated the effectiveness of your outreach techniques. The assessment resources from Building the Field and a webinar from Welcoming America can do just that! Check them out to learn best practices from community engagement experts.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Regardless of one’s immigration status, or lack thereof, everyone is entitled to basic protection from abusive situations. The Office on Violence Against Women, or OVW works to reduce violence against women and strengthen services for victims by increasing the number of programs around the country providing direct services to survivors and their families. Learn more about the office at www.justice.gov/ovw, and for non-emergency assistance and resources visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline at thehotline.org.