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Updates from the Network
Angkor Resources Center, Inc. in Riverdale, Georgia
Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc. in Easton, Maryland
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
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
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 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.
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.
A small parish in St. Louis, Missouri, brings the community together to celebrate Lent with mariachi music, dancing and an old-fashion fish fry.
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:
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.
The Immigrant Learning Center’s free webinar discusses effective communication strategies, tips and facts to combat the negative immigration narratives.