El Centro de Apoyo y Apoyo de Inmigración asegura que los inmigrantes obtengan el beneficio La protección de la ley y el apoyo de la comunidad en su intento de convertirse en ciudadanos. El IASC ayuda a los inmigrantes a ser autosuficientes, aportando a los ciudadanos proporcionando servicios de bajo costo, servicios legales de alta calidad y proporciona educación sobre la política de inmigración comunidad.

El IASC es un servicio legal de base y un programa de divulgación totalmente financiado por donaciones y horas hombre pro-bono. Su apoyo ahora es fundamental para los inmigrantes locales y sus familias. ¡Gracias!

Happy Birthday to IASC!

On Sunday, December 10, we were excited to celebrate three years of dedicated work in an effort to support and protect immigrants in our community.

We are looking forward to many more!

IASC Free Citizenship Clinic

On October 21, 2017, IASC celebrated its free citizenship clinic with great success. The Citizenship Clinic consists of volunteers, partners, and lawyers who help people with permanent residency apply for citizenship. Most of these people receive help with forms N-400 and I-912. Thanks to the help of our volunteers the process that is very complicated was less for our customers. The help of our partners and lawyers also allowed the process to be less rigorous. Without the professional help of these people, the work of IASC would not be possible. Finally, we want to extend our gratitude to all who were part of this event that makes it possible to help our immigrant community.

Qualifying for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allow certain spouses, children, and parents of abusive U.S. citizens and certain spouses and children of abusive permanent residents to petition for citizenship without their abuser’s knowledge. These provisions provide a safe avenue for victims, both men and women, to petition on their own behalf.

Source: Latinos Progresando

The VAWA petitioner must submit form I-360, and submit all necessary supporting documentation. Documents required involve proof of relationship and proof of citizenship of the abuser, including birth certificates, passports, or other citizenship documents. This process can be completed with the help of an immigration organization, such as the Immigration Advocacy and Support Center. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website also provides detailed instructions and information about the process and VAWA itself. If VAWA seems like a viable option for you, please browse the resources listed below.

Renew Your DACA!

As many know on Sept. 5 the Trump Administration announced the end of DACA, a program that permits young undocumented immigrants from deportation such as granting them work permits and a Social Security Number. Due to the halt on DACA no new initial applications are being accepted at this time. Most DREAMers with DACA have to renew their status every two years. Now with the Trump Administration ending DACA it is important that those eligible for renewal act now before the deadline on Oct 5, 2017. Any current DACA recipient whose legal status is set to expire on March 5, 2018 can still apply for renewal before the deadline. It is urgent that DACA recipients who have legal statues ending soon apply for renewal before it is too late. Below are a few websites to help DACA recipients.

Steps needed to take for renewal:  Complete and sign

  1. Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

   Use the most recent version of Form I-821D USCIS website or USCIS will reject your form.

 2. Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

 3. Form I-765W Worksheet (PDF, 235 KB)

Follow the instructions on all three forms to submit them to USCIS. Make sure you submit the correct fees.

Additional Links:

www.immi.org

https://unitedwedream.org/

https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-process/renew-your-daca

 http://www.thedream.us/resources/

Visa Applications Will Now Include Checks on Social Media Accounts

The Trump administration has set forth new provisions for the “extreme vetting” of visa applicants by requesting five years’ worth of social media handles, email addresses, and phone numbers on visa applications. The questions are voluntary and not required for admission into the United States. However, omitting such information could lead to delays or even prevent the processing of applications. In addition, 15 years of biographical information such as addresses, employment and travel history is requested.

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