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!

Advisory Board Meets to Strategize

IMG_8031On Wednesday, June 3rd, IASC’s Advisory Board met to discuss the organization’s history, mission, and vision in order to collaborate on an action plan as we move forward into the summer months. After some light refreshments, board members brainstormed on fundraising ideas, community outreach, and most importantly, how to be positive contributing members of our community.

As our mission includes helping immigrants heal and integrate, IMG_8044together with the board, IASC strategized how to best serve as an advocate for many within our community and the surrounding area. This has not only helped us to strengthen relationships with other organizations in New London, but will also allow us to adhere to our immediate goals.

We plan on serving an active role in upcoming events in order to learn from community members and further develop our plan of action.

Next Step for New Executive Orders?

barack-obamaOn May 26, 2015 a federal appeals court denied the Obama Administration’s request to lift the injunction on the new executive orders on immigration. President Obama announced the orders earlier this year, expecting to protect large numbers of unauthorized immigrants from deportation. Yet, the announcement resulted in a twenty-six state lawsuit that argued the executive orders “endangered America” and crippled US economic mobility.

Because of the legal injunction, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) did not begin accepting requests for the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on February 18, 2015, as originally planned. Furthermore, the injunction has also suspended the implementation of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).us immigration protest 2

In May, the appeals court found that the twenty-six states involved did have the legal authority to issue the lawsuit and the program delays remain, leaving many immigrants in a state of legal limbo. Presently, the Obama Administration faces a tough decision on how to appropriately move forward in order to guarantee that the US immigration process is more humane and equitable. Obama intends to ensure that the existing provisions under DACA remain unaffected, and thus far he has been successful, decreasing the amount of deportees over the last few fiscal years. For more information on Obama’s strategic planning throughout the injunction period, please see: http://nyti.ms/1G6qxSb.


Visit From Congressman Joe Courtney

Joe CourtRecently, IASC received a visit from Congressman Joe Courtney and some of his immediate staff. The site visit gave our organization the unique opportunity to speak directly with a policy maker to discuss how Federal and State policies affect organizations at the local level. Courtney’s enthusiasm for the quick progress of IASC demonstrates his support for our services, mission and our vision for the future of IASC. Through these important contacts, we will be able to effectively help immigrants of all nationalities and backgrounds so that they may become positive contributing members of our community.

Relationship with Dual Language and Arts Magnet Middle School Forms

Relationship with Dual Language and Arts Magnet Middle School Forms

The sixth grade class at Dual Language and Arts Magnet Middle School (Waterford, CT) recently learned about Mamani Mamani, a Bolivian fine artist. The students replicated his use of indigenous colors and symbols within their own artistry. Their drawings, along with beautifully articulated artist statements in both Spanish and English are featured in our office where the students were able to present their very own gallery opening. This event has paved the way for an important relationship between our center and the school which we hope to continue to develop in the future.

Starting February 18, 2015 Expanded DACA Applications Accepted!

You may be considered for deferred action if you:daca student

  1. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  2. Have continuously resided in the United States since Jan. 1, 2010, up to the present time;
  3. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
  4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  5. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. armed forces or U.S. Coast Guard; and
  6. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Additional details about the expanded DACA guidelines can be found at www.uscis.gov/immigrationaction