USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou Announced as CLINIC Convening 2022 Keynote Speaker

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — The keynote speaker for CLINIC Convening 2022 will be Ur M. JaddouDirector, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Jaddou was appointed as the Director of USCIS on Aug. 3, 2021, bringing years of administration experience and commitment to immigration law to the role.

The keynote session will NOT be recorded and will only be made available to those attending CLINIC Convening.

CLINIC Convening will take place in an all-virtual format May 16-19, 2022. Over four days, CLINIC affiliates, other nonprofit staff, government officials, lawyers and members of the media will learn how to navigate the United States’ complex and ever-changing immigration legal system, network with practitioners and advocates from across the United States and strategize in an engaging online conference.

Members of the media who wish to cover or learn more about CLINIC Convening should email

WHAT: CLINIC Convening 2022 — Power in Community
WHO: Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. affiliates, partners, and colleagues in the government, nonprofit, and immigration legal sectors
WHEN: Afternoons on May 16-19, 2022 (see full schedule here)
WHERE: Online. Members of the media who wish to cover or learn more about the event should email More information about the event and sessions is available here.

About CLINIC Convening 2022

CLINIC Convening is CLINIC’s flagship technical assistance, networking, and strategy event, held on an annual basis. 2022 marks the 23rd year of CLINIC Convening.

Workshops will be led by industry experts from non-profit, legal and faith-based backgrounds. Representing asylum-seekers in a rapidly changing landscape, addressing anti-Black systemic racism in U.S. immigration law and policy, and strategies for resolving difficult immigration cases are among the real-world topics to be covered at CLINIC Convening 2022.

Participants can follow tracks on humanitarian legal options, skills-building for immigration law practitioners, family-based immigration, deportation, advocacy and other issues; or choose the sessions that interest them most from more than 30 offerings.

In addition to policy and legal sessions, there will also be time set aside for spiritual wellness with opening masses each day. Yoga, chat rooms and even virtual magic shows are also part of the multi-day agenda.

CLINIC Convening 2022 sponsors include LawLogixCatholic Charities USA,  Catholic Health Association of the United States, and Border Angels. Contributions to the Lily Gutierrez Memorial Fund provide scholarships to cover the cost of CLINIC Convening for CLINIC affiliates who cannot afford to pay. Please donate here and add "LG Fund" to the "Memo" field. Thank you for your support.

Continuing Legal Education credits are available for those who attend certain workshops. DOJ Accredited Representatives and other nonprofit professionals can receive a certificate of attendance.

Questions from the media can be directed to Other questions about the conference can be sent to