Comprehensive Immigration Report No. 232

Considering Citizenship? Are you thinking of filing the paperwork to become a US citizen or know someone who is? The Atlanta New Americans Campaign is holding FREE citizenship clinics at THREE different locations throughout the Atlanta Metro Area on Saturday, June 23! Click here for more information and registration.

What Happened at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network’s 2018 Convening? Check out the highlights on the CLINIC Twitter account. Even if you do not follow everything, the breadth and depth of the workshops show the importance of using qualified immigration attorneys in immigration cases.

Separating Families at the Border. The Administration has expanded the practice of separating parents and children seeking asylum in the United States to discourage asylum seekers. Catholic bishops have spoken against such policies. “Children are not instruments of deterrence but a blessing from God” said Bishop Joe Vasquez, Bishop of Austin and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration. Click here to read more.

One Catholic Response at the Border. During the Convening last week, Kevin Vann, CLINIC Chair and Bishop of Orange, California, joined several people in crossing into Mexico to support families waiting to make their case for asylum. As children have a unique perspective, one of them drew a picture of Bishop Vann, complete with hat, glasses, pectoral cross and, most important, heart. See the artwork online.

CLINIC Does the Work of the Church. Sponsored and supported by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), CLINIC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Read a perspective of the organization’s impact on many people from National Catholic Reporter.