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Family-based immigration benefits our community

Written on February 13, 2018 at 9:03 pm, by

The phrase “chain migration” has been in the news a lot and is being used heavily by the administration, portraying family-based immigration as a negative and harmful thing. By portraying family migration in this way, it is ultimately seeking to reduce the overall number of people immigrating to the United States. It is disheartening as…

Merry Christmas from the Immigration Law Clinic Family

Written on December 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm, by

From the Immigration Law Clinic family to yours, a very merry and blessed Christmas season! As much as we love “Jingle Bells,” Santa Claus and presents under the tree, Christmas is also a time for family. Strengthening family bonds, creating cherished memories and traditions, and spreading joy and hope to those around us.  A substantial…

Season of Rebirth

Written on May 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm, by

Emerging from a Lenten season of reflection and repentance, I hope you enjoyed a Happy Easter as we joyfully celebrated the resurrection and enter the season of rebirth. The first months of 2017 have been a trying time for St. Vincent Catholic Charities, particularly for our refugee resettlement program. Although our agency has continued to…

Power of Love: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Written on February 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm, by

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…

Enduring Friendships

Written on September 28, 2016 at 7:35 pm, by

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…

“I Think I Can” to “I Knew I Could”

Written on August 18, 2016 at 2:24 pm, by

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…

Who Uses the STVCC Immigration Law Clinic?

Written on October 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm, by

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…