Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Published June 29, 2015
  • The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops established the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in 1988 as a distinct nonprofit to support a growing network of community-based immigration programs.
  • CLINIC originally comprised 17 programs. It now has more than 260 diocesan and other affiliated immigration programs.
  • The CLINIC network employs 1,200 Board of Immigration Appeals-accredited representatives and attorneys who serve hundreds of thousands of low-income immigrants each year.
  • Since 1997, CLINIC programs have helped more than 100,000 people apply for citizenship; helped 12,000 refugees and asylees apply for green cards; and have provided immigrants with over 15,000 hours of English language instruction.
  • CLINIC represents more than 170 dioceses and religious communities that bring foreign-born priests, sisters, seminarians and religious laypersons to the U.S. each year.

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