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Affiliate Newsletter (February 2018)

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Updates from the Network


Angkor Resources Center, Inc. in Riverdale, Georgia

Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc. in Easton, Maryland


Partial Accreditation

Ana Johnson of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Augustine in Jacksonville, Florida

Arlene Rico of Hispanic Apostolate of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Chloe Moore of Catholic Migration Services in Brooklyn New York

Ivette Riera Salarich of Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc. in Easton, Maryland

Janet Slovin of Project Citizenship in Boston, Massachusetts

Juan Jose Chavez Callejas of Hispanic Connection of Southern Indiana, Inc in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Laura Sanchez Ramirez of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee (all locations)

Naomi Alba Ortiz of Angkor Resources Center, Inc. in Riverdale, Georgia

Noah Gray Montague of Catholic Community Services of Northern Nevada in Reno

Randy Map Muth of Angkor Resources Center, Inc. in Riverdale, Georgia

Rubi Astello of La Casa de Amistad in South Bend Indiana


New Affiliates

Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley in Dayton, Ohio

Community Immigration Law Center, Inc. in Madison, Wisconsin

Minority Assistance Service in San Francisco, California



Prayers to Welcome the Stranger: A Digital Devotional

CLINIC’s Digital Devotional is an electronic guide that links together Scripture, prayer and real human stories to promote dialogue within your faith community. Each section presents a different immigration issue through the lens of Catholic teachings, along with discussion questions to prompt conversation in group settings. This resource is perfect for Bible study groups, classroom settings for teens or adults or household use.


DHS Sensitive Locations Policy

DHS Sensitive Locations Policy outlines how and to what extent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can engage in enforcement actions in sensitive locations such as schools, places of worship and hospitals. This updated resources includes ICE’s clarification on the call to make court houses a sensitive location. 



Update from the Center for Immigrant Integration (February 2018)

Just in time for Lent, CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant integration spoke with a St. Louis parish about their unique way of bringing their community together to celebrate. We also are excited learn about the Reaching English Learners Act and the steps Congress is taking to make sure teachers who work with English learners are properly prepared.


Center Updates

Affiliate Highlight: The original Mexican Lenten fish fry

A small parish in St. Louis, Missouri, brings the community together to celebrate Lent with mariachi music, dancing and an old-fashion fish fry.


New Resource: Prayers to Welcome the Stanger: A Digital Devotional

Launched at the beginning of Lent, this adaptable online devotional encourages small groups, like Sunday School classes or after-school programs, to consider how immigration issues align with their religious beliefs. This tool includes Bible verses, prayers, immigrant stories, discussion topics and calls to action as tools to a foster healthy dialog.


Outside Events, Webinars, and Resources:

The Reaching English Learners Act

As the nation continues to expand with different cultures and different languages, many states are experiencing a shortage of teachers to work with English-learners. Many states have noticed that ELL teachers are undertrained in that they are not always able to identify social-emotional needs of their students, those with learning disabilities, and how to promote family and community engagement within the programs. Members of Congress have introduced The Reaching English Learners Act, in hopes of developing a curriculum that would help aspiring ELL teachers be better prepared on the job.


Making Facts Matter

The Immigrant Learning Center’s free webinar discusses effective communication strategies, tips and facts to combat the negative immigration narratives.