Category: Immigration Law Clinic

Power of Love: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Valentine’s Day is all about love and truffles, perfume and hugs, jewelry and kisses, sweet and mushy poems and elegant dinners.  It’s about flowers whose beauty is fleeting, and love that lasts forever.  At St. Vincent Catholic Charities, it’s all about the power of love, tenderness, sweetness, and kindness to transform lives. Just six weeks…

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Enduring Friendships

Enduring friendships change our lives for the better. Whether they begin in childhood or in retirement, sharing in someone’s life means supporting them through thick and thin. Enduring friendships start when two people realize their commonalities; friendships grow when two people share joys and sufferings, work and service. Sadly, the truest sign of enduring friendships…

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Providing Over 40 Years of Refuge

PROVIDING SERVICES FOR LANSING REFUGEES Providing refugees with resettlement services for over 40 years is important to St. Vincent Catholic Charities because we adhere to the Catholic principle that every human life has value. Refugees are people who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular…

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“I Think I Can” to “I Knew I Could”

I Think I Can Make a Difference “I think I can, I think I can…” Many foreign nationals across the United States with immigration and citizenship aspirations echo this slogan made famous in the children’s story The Little Engine That Could. In the story, a stranded train is unable to find an engine willing to take…

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Who Uses the STVCC Immigration Law Clinic?

There are many misconceptions when it comes to the perception of immigrants in our country. According to Melissa Indish J.D., Immigration Attorney at St. Vincent Catholic Charities, it can be “easy to stereotype” and to assume that clients using immigration law services are entering the country illegally. This type of mindset shows the lack of…

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Message from the CEO: Our Work on Behalf of Children

Dear Friends, Not one of us would dispute the fact that our children, the ones that are in our lives naturally through God’s blessing, or those that enter our lives here at St. Vincent Catholic Charities, are a most precious gift that needs to be held close and safe. We do our best to help…

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Congratulations!

Our very own Melissa Indish is a published author! Indish is an attorney at St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Immigration Law Clinic and one of the newest contributors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) publication, Voice. Indish’s article entitled, “Can the Workshop Model Be Improved?” was included in the publication’s November issue.  In the article…

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