Updates from the Network
Catholic Charities of Gary, Indiana in East Chicago, Indiana
Correction: Carrie Carranza of Church World Service in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Claudia Gamez of the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana
Jose Bustos of Catholic Charities of Gary, Indiana in East Chicago, Indiana
Yeya Andrada Galloway of Catholic Social Services Archdiocese of Mobile Alabama
Center for Family Services Immigrant Outreach Program in Coralville, Iowa
Compassion Immigration Services, Inc in Malden, Massachusetts
Multicultural Coalition in Grand Island, Nebraska
Multicultural Family Center in Sherman, Texas
The Immigrant Home Foundation in Las Vegas, Nevada
CLINIC released a new practitioner’s desk reference to help attorneys and accredited representatives track important Temporary Protected States dates across all countries. The desk reference includes the most recent publication date of the Federal Register Notice, the most recent re-registration period, the last day of the current designation period or termination date, and more. Download this resource for quick access to important information regarding TPS.
Lawmakers in 46 states and the District of Columbia met for legislative session this year. Between January and August, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. tracked more than 400 proposed laws in 42 states related to immigration. Key issues sanctuary city policies, law enforcement, access to education, professional licenses and more. Check out our analysis to see what bills passed and failed around the country.
This month, CLINIC’s Center for Immigrant Integration highlights photographer Michele Caradome’s work with Colorado-based nonprofits to promote friendships between teachers and immigrant students. We also found an interesting Immigrant Learning Center webinar that explains how immigration benefits all U.S. citizens. Lastly, don’t forget Citizenship Week is the third week of September! Let us know how your community is going to celebrate this important time of the year.
Michele Cardamone worked with Intercambio Uniting Communities and English in Action to highlight budding friendships between English teachers and their immigrant students.
Sept. 17 is Citizenship Day!
Each year, we celebrate the day the U.S. Constitution was signed and the millions of immigrants who become naturalized citizens. Follow CLINIC on Facebook and Twitter to find great content about citizenship and the process immigrants take to become new citizens. Now is also the time to begin thinking about how your organization can help encourage naturalization in your own community. If you already have an idea or plans to recognize Citizenship Day, let us know by emailing Ben Brokaw at Bbrokaw@cliniclegal.org or Leya Speasmaker at LSpeasmaker@cliniclegal.org. We would like to feature your ideas!
We update our learning calendar as soon as new events are announced. Bookmark it and check back periodically to find a wide variety of integration-focused activated being hosted around the nation. Coming up in September: Welcoming America's Annual Welcoming Week.
Outside Events, Webinars and Resources
Presented by USC Dornsife Center of the Study of Immigrant Integration; Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrant and Refugees; and Asset Funders Network, this report analyzes the intersection between immigrant integration and the importance of asset building among immigrants. In particular, the paper features key aspects of immigrant integration, including the importance of immigrants to the economy, the impact of varying types of immigration status, and the steps that some communities have taken to actively welcome newcomers. It also outlines the role of asset building through the analytical framework of “the life course” which recognizes that the vast majority of immigrant families are here to stay and that future generations will benefit from stronger financial foundations built today.
The Immigrant Learning Center and David Dyssegaard Kallick of the Fiscal Police Institute highlight immigrants’ contributions to the economy and how all U.S. citizens reap the benefits in this quick, free webinar.
Of the overall population in the United States, immigrants represent 13.5 percent. The Census Bureau estimates that net international migration will be the leading drive behind U.S. population growth between 2027 and 2038. In this article, the Migration Policy Institute compares demographics, socioeconomic characteristics and country of origins across the United States.