• Catholic leaders urge U.S. to extend protected status for Salvadorans

    Catholic leaders urge U.S. to extend protected status for Salvadorans

    • Dec 24, 2017

    The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee and the heads of four Catholic agencies have urged the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador by 18 months.

  • CLINIC ramps up training, education to better serve immigrants

    CLINIC ramps up training, education to better serve immigrants

    • Nov 18, 2017

    “Especially in times of increased dehumanizing immigrant rhetoric and hostile legislation from government officials toward the immigrant community, CLINIC’s mission to protect the rights and promote the dignity of immigrants guides the agency in its offerings of legal training, advocacy and public education efforts to its network of Catholic and community based immigration legal service providers,” Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Orange, California, chairman of the CLINIC board of directors, said.

  • Catholic groups decry end of special immigration status for Sudan

    Catholic groups decry end of special immigration status for Sudan

    • Sep 27, 2017

    About 1,000 Sudanese nationals in the United States, who are now protected from deportation, could be sent back to their homeland by the Trump administration. The country experienced armed conflict from the 1980s until 2005. Many fled to various parts of the world, including the United States. An official of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC, called it “a cruel and inhumane decision.”