National Migration Week. Scheduled for September 20-26 and taking its theme from the Vatican’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees on September 26, the week in the United States will celebrate “An Ever Wider We.” Justice for Immigrants will offer a webinar of resources to prepare for the celebration of immigrants.
Estamos Unidos Asylum Project is two years old! The project, developed by Catholic Legal Immigration Network in collaboration with like-minded partners, expands support for asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. The location, Ciudad Juárez, was chosen strategically because of its proximity to the El Paso sector, which had seen the fastest implementation of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), yet lacked any system for legal support or the infrastructure to support it. Learn more about the project and how it exemplifies the Catholic principle of subsidiarity here.
A step toward governmental efficiency in immigration. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) will now allow immigrants to apply for their residence or green cards, as well as their social security number (SSN) in one fell swoop. Previously, lawful permanent residents had to go to two offices to get their green card and social security number. Now only one trip is necessary. Read more here.
Tell me more about CLINIC. The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) was formed more than 30 years ago by the Catholic bishops of the United States to “promote the dignity and protect the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs.” Learn more about CLINIC and the challenges it faces in the 2021 annual report.
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