May 2014

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Lifestyle 9 What's Trending 9 Inter Alia 9 Member Advantage 9 Contact Us u leadership blog sponsor: about us: 20 Practice Pointers 9 Get Connected CMB REGIONAL CENTERS cmb regional centers Religion: Common Ground for Immigration Reform? by Anastasia Tonello T he Catholic Church is no stranger to the headlines. As a Catholic, I am oen disappointed by its focus in the media and its presentation and stance on many issues. However, since the selection and inauguration of Pope Francis, much of the conversation in and around the Catholic Church has changed. Last month, when the Pontiļ¬€ met with President Barack Obama, immigration became the latest issue to make international headlines from the self-proclaimed "Pope of the Poor." Pope Francis highlighted the struggles of migrants and the oen inhumane U.S. immigration policies and laws. A 10-year-old girl from Los Angeles, who was able to speak to the Pope, shared the story of her father whom she hadn't seen for two years because he was in detention. Shortly aer the story broke, her father was released from detention. USCIS claimed the two events follow AILA: LinkedIn Facebook Twitter YouTube 'an exceptionally powerful law' With groups calling for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Philippines, AILA member and immigration aorney Jim Austin shares advice on handling TPS cases. To learn more about TPS, visit AILA InfoNet's Featured Topics page and scroll down to see which countries' nationals are eligible. Keep informed and follow AILA! u Pope Francis next uw

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