What we do
WHAT IS THE IMMIGRANT CONNECTION LEGAL NETWORK?
Immigrant Connection is a network of Immigration Legal Services (ILS) sites based in both rural and urban areas across the country. Sites are church-based and are established in under-resourced communities in order to best serve the needs of immigrant families.
Across 33 Local Immigrant Connection Sites, 70 Department of Justice accredited legal representatives and other legal staff provide immigration legal services to immigrant families. Our sites and staff have served over 25,000 immigrant families since 2014.
As the Immigrant Connection Legal Network provides critical services, we can see positive outcomes for immigrant families, the workplace and school they are part of, as well as the communities they live in. Immigration Legal Services opens pathways for whole communities and their residents to thrive.
GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY
The Immigrant Connection National Office oversees the expansion and strengthening of the Immigrant Connection Legal Network by launching new sites and providing holistic, strategic support. It is a priority for offices to be healthy, build capacity, and reach sustainability.
New sites are launched after careful assessment of community needs as well as assessment of the church locations that are able to host sites. Ongoing support is provided to all Immigrant Connection sites to ensure that the legal network maintains quality standards in offering legal services.