The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) is a left-of-center organization that provides legal services for both legal and illegal immigrants and campaigns for more liberal immigration laws. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops founded the organization in 1988.
The organization is heavily involved in refugee resettlement and receives grants from the federal government.  The organization also takes money from numerous left-wing funders including George Soros through his Open Society Foundations, the Ford Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  
CLINIC offers numerous services to serve immigrants, both legal and illegal. CLINIC has a presence in 47 states and has over 270 field offices. 
The organization says it based on “the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger.”  The Church supports a very liberal immigration policy on the grounds that “all goods of the earth belong to all people. When persons cannot find employment in their country of origin to support themselves and their families, they have a right to find work elsewhere in order to survive. Sovereign nations should provide ways to accommodate this right.” 
Currently, CLINIC operates six major programs.
CLINIC conducts advocacy through its “Advocacy” project. CLINIC advocates against state- and local-level immigration restrictionist legislation and operates the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Pro Bono Project.  The BIA Pro Bono Project connects immigrants with cases before BIA with lawyers to represent them. 
The Center for Citizenship and Immigrant Communities advocates for liberal comprehensive immigration reform including a path to citizenship for the population of roughly 12 million presently illegal immigrants. It also supports other not-for-profit immigrant assistance and immigration advocacy organizations. 
CLINIC’s Training and Legal Support program “works to expand the availability of professional, low cost immigration services by providing legal expertise and training to CLINIC’s member agencies and constituents.”
Religious Immigration Services helps the Catholic Church bring in immigrants to serve the church as religious workers. 
Defending Vulnerable Populations Project trains attorneys to represent immigrants in hearings. It does this by expanding training and advocating for more liberal immigration policies. 
Anna Marie Gallagher is the current executive director of CLINIC. She joined CLINIC in February 2019 and practiced immigration law for three decades. 
Charles Wheeler is CLINIC’s director of training, litigation, and support. Before joining CLINIC he directed the National Immigration Law Center for 10 years. He previously was a part of the far-left National Lawyers Guild. 
Board of Directors
Bishop of Orange, California Kevin W. Vann serves as the board chair of CLINIC. He has compared opposition to illegal immigration to the anti-Irish nativists of the 19th century on his blog. 
Most of the rest of CLINIC’s board of directors are various Catholic clergy and church workers with one major exception: Donald Taylor, president of the labor union Unite Here, also serves on the board. 
CLINIC often works with Catholic Charities USA and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on refugee resettlement. From 2008 to 2015, the Catholic Church and its affiliated organizations took in over $2 billion in revenue to resettle refugees. 
In January 2019, CLINIC joined the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center and the Legal Aid Justice Center in suing the Trump administration over the issue of detaining illegal immigrant children. The organizations claimed that the Trump administration was detaining the children in order to deter Central Americans from crossing the border illegally. 
According to CLINIC’s 2015 IRS filing (Form 990), CLINIC generated $8.9 million in total revenue and spent $7.3 million. It raised nearly $6.6 million in contributions and grants and its programs generated $2.3 million.  CLINIC spent over $4.5 million on training and networking with other non-profit groups. It spent $907,069 on representing immigrants in court. It spent $855,928 on advocacy and community engagement.
Among the major donors to CLINIC is far-left billionaire George Soros and his foundations. Soros has donated large sums of money to nominally Catholic groups that attack church doctrine, among them the pro-abortion group Catholics for Choice. 
It has also received support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, receiving $1.5 million since 2006.  Other financial supporters of CLINIC include the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and Unbound Philanthropy.
According to its 2015 IRS filing, CLINIC gave grants to a number of left-wing groups. Among the left-wing groups that received grants from CLINIC were the AFL-CIO, Asian Americans Advancing Justice -LA, Farmworker Justice, Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Service Employees International Union, and United We Dream Network.