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!

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

IASC Featured in The Day

the day article thumbThe Day, Southeastern Connecticut’s regional newspaper, generously featured IASC on page 1 the day after our opening dedication ceremony.

       About 60 people, including church members, city officials, clergy and representatives from nonprofits and social service agencies, attended the event at IASC’s offices…
“We will have an immediate impact,” said [Attorney] Doyle, of the work that is planned. Then he added, “This would not be possible without the leadership and generosity of Church of the City.”
Martino said true success at the center will require a collaborative effort “because we’re dealing with the local aspect of a national issue that affects all of us.”
The IASC will operate under the umbrella of the Church of the City, as a nonprofit, with the church matching a client’s
$20 co-pay for an initial consultation, and if and when it’s decided that the center can be of help, setting a fee schedule
based on a sliding scale that takes into account a client’s income and the number of dependents at home, said Doyle.

Read the full article: The Day – Church opens immigration center with a noble goal – News from southeastern Connecticut

Dedication and Open House a Huge Success

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(L-R) Pastor Thomas Hogsten and Pastor Daniel Martino of the Church of the City dedicate IASC with Founding Director, Attorney Michael Doyle.

On the evening of Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the new Immigration Advocacy & Support Center held a dedication to commemorate its official opening.  Community leaders, local clergy, political representatives, and, most importantly, individuals and families who will use the Center celebrated the new program.

Thank you to all who attended!

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(L-R) Mayor Daryl Finizio assists Attorney Michael Doyle, Pastor Daniel Martino, and Pastor Thomas Hogsten with the official ribbon-cutting.

IASC is a community immigration center dedicated to vulnerable and low-income immigrants from all nations. We transform them from scared, marginalized, unemployed or unemployable, and exploited people to safe, empowered, employed and stable. Legal, educational, and social services’ resources come together to change lives forever.